Labour and racial equality
"Negroes in the United States read the history of labor and find it mirrors their ownexperience. We are confronted by powerful forces telling us to rely on the good will andunderstanding of those who profit by exploiting us [...] They are shocked that actionorganizations, sit-ins, civil disobedience and protests are becoming our everyday tools, just as strikes, demonstrations and union organization became yours to insure that bargaining power genuinely existed on both sides of the table [...] Our needs are identicalto labor's needs: decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security,health and welfare measures [...] That is why the labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtuallyalways a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth." –
 Development of labour movements within nationstates
Historicallylabour markets have often been constrained by national borders that have
restricted movement of workers. Labour laws are also primarily determined by individualnations or states within those nations. While there have been some efforts to adopt a setof international labour standards through the International Labour Organization (ILO),
international sanctions for failing to meet such standards are very limited. In manycountries labour movements have developed independently and reflect those national boundaries.
 Development of an international labourmovement