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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

Anti-unionist re-elected in Wisconsin

07 June 2012

This week, voters in Wisconsin went to the polls, and governor Scott Walker survived his recall election. PSI-affiliated unions in in the US express disappointment, but are still optimists as a pro-worker majority now controls the Wisconsin Senate.

Canada ready to recognize water as a human right

04 June 2012

After years of opposition, the Canadian government now says it will recognize the human right to water.

PSI supports the struggle of Quebec Students

01 June 2012
Students protes in Montreal, Canada

The executive board of PSI has expressed support for students in Quebec.

Canada-EU trade deal does not protect public health care

10 May 2012

The trade and investment deal being negotiated between Canada and the European Union puts public health care services at risk of privatization, according to analysis from the Canadian Labour Congress.

Thousands of nurses to march at G8 summit in Chicago, 18 May

07 May 2012
Nurses demonstrating at the G20 meeting in Cannes, France

Nurses from across the U.S., joined by healthcare, labor and other community activists, as well as activists from G-8 nations, will hold a large march and rally Friday, May 18 to greet the G-8 summit of world leaders in Chicago.

US unions get ready for the 99% Spring

11 April 2012
Trade unionists demonstrate in United States

Trade unions and other progressive groups in the US are preparing 99% Spring training sessions in the run-up to 17 April, Tax Day, learning how to take back the economy from the 1%.


Read more on the AFL-CIO website

The 99% Spring

PSI solidarity with Reclaim Wisconsin

12 March 2012

PSI's Communicators’ Action Network/ QPS campaign and solidarity week in Wisconsin was absolutely amazing!  Over 15 communicators and union journalists from PSI, CUPE, CSQ, PSAC, SEIU National (DC), AFL-CIO National, plus Wisconsin affiliates and community groups worked together in an outstanding team effort. Also attending were unionleaders from NUPGE, PSAC, and New South Wales Nurses Association; and  many PSI affiliates sent letters of support and solidarity.