Home-Based Worker News 20 July 2014

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Home-based workers, Thailand, photo by Martha Chen

(English) USA. Rethinking an awful idea. Providence Journal (20 July 2014). A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the government’s power to coerce union dues and fees from some workers has clouded an already ill-conceived Rhode Island law that lets home-based child-care providers unionize. PAKISTAN. Dialogue: MPA invites reaction to statement on ‘women’s little hard… Read more »

Boletín de Noticias Ciudades Inclusivas – Julio de 2014

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Boletín de Noticias Ciudades Inclusivas – Julio de 2014 El proyecto de Ciudades Inclusivas tiene como objetivo fortalecer las organizaciones con base de miembros (OBM) de trabajadores pobres en los ámbitos de organización, análisis de políticas e incidencia, a fin de garantizar que los trabajadores informales urbanos tengan las herramientas necesarias para hacerse escuchar en… Read more »

Inclusive Cities Newsletter – July 2014

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Inclusive Cities Newsletter – July 2014 The Inclusive Cities project aims to strengthen membership-based organizations (MBOs) of the working poor in the areas of organizing, policy analysis and advocacy, in order to ensure that urban informal workers have the tools to make themselves heard within urban planning processes. Inclusive Cities is a collaboration between MBOs… Read more »

Waste Picker News 20 July 2014

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Waste pickers, Brazil

(English) INDIA. Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint. 3D Print (19 July 2014) by Hannah Rose Mendoza. Through Protoprint, waste pickers in India are being given access to the technology necessary to turn the waste plastics they collect into 3D printer filament. GUYANA. New “garbage pickers” co-op launched. Guyana Times (19 July 2014)…. Read more »

Street Vendor News 20 July 2014

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Vendedores ambulantes, Thailand, photo by Martha Chen

(English) ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe now a country of vendors. Nehanda Radio (20 July 2014) by Tendai Kamhungira. Around the streets of Harare, scores of young men and women are either selling airtime cards, vegetables, clothes, traditional herbs or skin lightening creams. THAILAND. Street vendors gradually move out of Ratchadamnoen Road. Pattaya Mail (18 July 2014). Street… Read more »