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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

Canada: Outlining the risks of public-private-partnerships

11 September 2012

The Canadian union CUPE has launched a new guide for municipalities, outlining the risks of public-private partnerships.

AFT: Solution-Driven Unionism

08 August 2012
Convention logo

The AFT's 2012 convention in Detroit included important policy resolutions, lively speeches, presentations on some of the union's projects and partnerships and re-election of the top three leaders.

Robin Hood Campaign to join AIDS mobilization

22 July 2012

Public Services International – advocating for fair taxation to fund public services such as health care – will be represented as part of our Quality Public Services—Action Now! campaign along with other Robin Hood Tax supporters in a high profile AIDS mobilisation in Washington DC, Tuesday 23 July.

California: 3,500 nurses on strike

03 July 2012

Nurses in seven Californian hospitals will be on strike on July 3rd, protesting against concession demands that they say will undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the nurses. The strike will affect 3,500 nurses and also several hundred respiratory, X-ray, and other technicians.

ILO: US health care law can help close gaps in social security coverage

29 June 2012
Rally for better health care

The recent decision by the US Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health care law has created a heated public debate. Not only the law - but also the debate itself is quite beneficial, according to an ILO expert.

CUPE celebrates World Public Services Day as Communities Day in Canada

18 June 2012

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is celebrating World Public Services Day with a re-launch of the union’s Communities Day on June 23, 2012 and a cross-country ad campaign highlighting the importance of quality public services delivered by CUPE members in every community.

Robin Hood comes to town

18 June 2012
A couple  holding Robin Hood Tax posters and wearing Robin Hood caps

National Nurses United is kicking off an America-wide campaign to tax Wall Street, with the first stop at JPMorgan Chase, the latest national symbol of the Wall Street excess that has harmed so many communities and families.