Trade Union Confederation of the Americas
|Full name||TUCA Trade Union Confederation of the Americas|
|Native name||Confederación Sindical de los Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de las Americas|
|Members||50 million in 29 countries|
|Key people||Victor Báez Mosqueira, General Secretary; Linda Chavez Thompson, President|
|Office location||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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The TUCA Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA) is the regional organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for the Americas. It was formed in March 2008 to succeed the ICFTU Inter American Regional Organisation of Workers (CIOSL/ORIT), after ICFTU merged to ITUC. The organisation has 65 affiliated or fraternal organisations, in 29 countries, representing 50 million workers.
The COISL/ORIT was formed in 1951, and describes its objective as being to work for independent, autonomous, democratic unions throughout the Americas. The organisation carries out work in a range of fields.
The following national organisations are affiliated with the CIOSL/ORIT (ordered by country):
- National Trade Union Congress of Belize (Fraternal, not affiliated)
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Central de Trabajadores del Campo (Frat.)
- Dominican Republic
- Trinidad and Tobago
In June 2006 an American labor magazine, Labor Notes, documented the role that the ORIT, ICFTU, ILO, and the AFL-CIO played in supporting elements opposed to the government of Haitian leader Aristide. ORIT is alleged to have ignored massive labor persecution against public sector workers and trade unionist supporters of the ousted government throughout 2004, 2005, and 2006.
- International Trade Union Confederation
- ITUC Regional Organisation for Africa
- ITUC Regional Organisation for Asia and Pacific
- European Trade Union Confederation
- List of federations of trade unions
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.