AFT Supports Ukrainian Trade Unions To Preserve Labor Rights

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, appealed to Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State, concerning the labor legislation passed by the Parliament of Ukraine that would seriously damage Ukrainian workers and Ukrainian trade unions. In the letter she notes that these new laws, if signed by President Zelensky, will eliminate many collective bargaining rights, enable employers to short-cut worker protections, and allow for the confiscation by the state of union-owned properties – properties currently in use to shelter war refugees.

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