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On January 11, 1968, around 1,000 workers in Saigon walked off the job, protesting the unfair treatment they faced from South Vietnamese government and demonstrating the lack of commitment to democratic unionism from that government, even as the AFL-CIO pushed them and the U.S. government to make it a priority. In the aftermath of the […]

South Vietnam

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On March 4, 2017

I know it’s fun to read about the intrigues of politics, with its charismatic figures and seemingly missed opportunities, but in terms of South Vietnam and its 1967 battle between Thieu and Ky f

Vo Quy, RIP

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On January 12, 2017

Vo Quy, the pioneering Vietnamese environmentalist and communist who not only convinced Ho Chi Minh to create Vietnam’s first national park, but also played a critical role in bringing his natio

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Our Allies in Global Trade

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On October 4, 2016
Sure the Department of Labor has placed the Vietnamese textile industry on its list of those industries using child and forced labor. But why let that stop us from implementing the Trans Pacific Partnership! Meanwhile, the U.S. will do absolutely nothing to actually stop this from happening. And let’s be clear–it very well could. The […]
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TPP, Vietnam, and Labor

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On November 18, 2015
The U.S. and Vietnam have a side agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that supposedly makes it easier for labor unions to organize. It sounds good in theory but probably will do nothing to protect worker rights. A pact between Washington and Hanoi to strengthen labor unions in Vietnam could give workers more bargaining power, but […]
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