The United Steelworkers is actively engaged in various joint efforts to advance global union activism, including common political strategies that are best for the working class, joint collective bargaining efforts with common employers in our industries and international solidarity projects to defend the rights of trade unionists across the globe.

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Bureau of International Labor Affairs
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy.

IndustriALL Global Union
IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and is a new force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world.

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is a human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy.

Solidarity Center
To tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, the (AFL-CIO) launched the American Center for International Labor Solidarity. The Solidarity Center assists workers around the world who are struggling to build democratic and independent trade unions.

United Students Against Sweatshops
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations.

Workers Uniting
Workers Uniting draws on the energies of more than three million active and retired workers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland who work in virtually every sector of the global economy, and are committed to building global union activism, recognizing that uniting as workers across international boundaries is the only way to challenge the injustices of globalization.