As Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine called on “all global trade union organizations, brothers and sisters from trade unions in different countries for solidarity,” the AFL-CIO joined with unions around the world "standing in solidarity with our union partners in Ukraine," tweeted AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler yesterday. "We demand an immediate withdrawal of Russian troops and a commitment to political and diplomatic solutions to the crisis that will cause needless suffering and hardship for people throughout the country." Other unions speaking out included National Nurses United, whose president, Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, said that “The danger of even greater escalation – which potentially involves the two largest nuclear-armed nations in the world – is particularly chilling. That threat should further impel all parties involved to seek a peaceful, diplomatic solution to this crisis immediately.”
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