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North America

The Washington Office

Contact: Mark Langevin - Subregional Secretary

Address: 1200 18th Street NW #700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - USA

Telephone: 202-744-0072

Email: mark.langevin@world-psi.org

EU: Concerns of weakening public services

07 November 2012

Threats are posed to public services in the negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada.

USA: Paramedic shares harrowing hurricane Sandy story

06 November 2012

Madelyn Brown is an paramedic in New York. Like her other AFSCME sisters and brothers working to help people during the disaster, she did extraordinary work on the job when hurricane Sandy hit New York.

Canada-EU trade talks on water privatisation and Internet restrictions

25 October 2012
Canadian maple leaf surrounded by EU stars

The Trade Justice Network and Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC) co-hosted a media teleconference on parts of the Canada-EU trade deal that have become very controversial in Europe.

PSI co-sponsors film tour of inspiring documentary

03 October 2012

PSI, through the Quality Public Services—Action Now! global campaign, is co-sponsoring a Canadian tour of the award-winning documentary We Are Wisconsin.

Canada: "People's court" convicts politicians for crimes against ordinary citizens

20 September 2012
CN Tower Toronto

People's court set up by Canadian union accuses politicians of promoting anti-worker agendas and making sweeping cuts to vital public services.

Robin Hood Tax Bill introduced in US Congress

18 September 2012
Two young men wearing Robin Hood caps

The U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign today applauded the introduction in the US Congress of a bill that would impose a tax on Wall Street speculation. Introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison, HR 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, would raise up to $350 billion in annual revenues that would be used to breathe new life into Main Street communities across America, as well as international health, sustainable prosperity and environmental programs.

USA: Gay and transgender discrimination in the public sector

12 September 2012
Two men holding hands

There are approximately 1 million gay or transgender individuals in America today working in state, local, or municipal government. A new report shows that when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender public workers experience on-the-job discrimination, it isn’t only the workers who suffer, but taxpayers, too.