unions

GUEST POST

Notes on Working Class Independence: Unions, NGOs, and the Democratic Party

October 16, 2017 | What does working class independence mean? How should we orient towards the labor movement?

Kate Doyle Griffiths

UNITED KINGDOM

London Says: Low Pay, No Way!

August 04, 2017 | Strike and demonstrations against low pay take place in Central London.

Alejandra Ríos

UNITED STATES

Time to Take Back Our Universities: Temple University Fights for a Fair Contract

May 04, 2017 | Temple University faculty, students and staff members made their voices heard for higher wages and better working conditions, in defense of education.

Sonja Krieger

BRAZIL

The Largest Brazilian General Strike in Decades

April 28, 2017 | Make the capitalists pay for the crisis! The largest Brazilian general strike in decades is going on now!

IN FOCUS

Interview with Charlie Post - Abridged

April 17, 2017 | We talked with Charlie Post about Donald Trump and the anti-Trump movement, the unions, the Left, the growth of the DSA, the Russian Revolution and more.

SPANISH STATE

Dockworkers: the “can do” of the working class

April 11, 2017 | What can the victory of the Spanish dockworkers teach us? That class struggle is the way to twist the arm of the government, the European Union (EU) and the way to make the capitalists pay for (...)

Santiago Lupe

ARGENTINA

Lessons from the General Strike in Argentina

April 09, 2017 | Reflections on last week’s general strike, the government’s policy of repression, the role of the Left in the strike, the union bureaucracy, and Cristina Kirchner’s silence on the (...)

Fernando Scolnik

MAY DAY/UNITED STATES

All Power to the Rank and File

March 28, 2017 | A case for a workers' insurgency in New York City, and everywhere.

William Lewis

ARGENTINA

Argentina: Massive Teacher’s March on Eighth Day of Strike

March 17, 2017 | The teachers are at the forefront of a growing struggle against austerity measures, layoffs and inflation.

Sara Jayne

SWEDEN

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

February 23, 2017 | Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT (...)

Sean Robertson

UNITED STATES

Sanders and the Unions Support Trump Measures

January 27, 2017 | This week, Sanders the “socialist” praised Trump’s executive order to withdraw the United States from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and received praise from the union (...)

Celeste Murillo

UNITED STATES

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

December 30, 2016 | Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Julia Wallace

LABOR MOVEMENT

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”

October 25, 2016 | The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police (...)

IDEAS & DEBATES

United Front and the Fight Against the Union Bureaucracy

September 19, 2016 | The workers’ united front does not mean peaceful coexistence with the union bureaucracy.

Juan Cruz Ferre

United States - Police Unions

Cops Out of Our Unions: A Demand to the AFL-CIO

July 12, 2016 | Workers can organize a united labor fightback against police brutality. One step is to demand that union leaders disaffiliate cop organizations from our (...)

Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

NO COPS IN OUR UNIONS - Julia Wallace SPEAKS!

July 11, 2016

Julia Wallace

INTERVIEW

The Labor Movement in Post-Communist Countries

June 10, 2016 | We interviewed Mihai Varga, a Romanian specialist on trade unionism in Eastern and Central Europe and author of "Worker Protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine," published in August 2015. (...)

Philippe Alcoy

US/LABOR

Guatemalan Tire Workers Protest Working Conditions

May 25, 2016 | In New Bedford, a city with a population just shy of 100,000 people, the workers of Bob’s Tire Company are fighting for better working conditions and a fair (...)

WorkersMedia

ARGENTINA

Historic victory for the Left in the Tire workers’ union (SUTNA)

May 06, 2016 | On April 29, a united left slate won a historic victory in the elections of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores del Neumático Argentino (SUTNA - United Tire Workers’ Union of Argentina). The (...)

Sean Robertson

Air France and the “Ripped Shirt Affair”

A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?

October 31, 2015 | The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who (...)

Ivan Matewan

UNITED STATES

Workers Organize at B&H New York

October 28, 2015 | Lupita Romero reports from Brooklyn on an organizing campaign among Latino immigrant warehouse workers that is galvanizing widespread solidarity.

Lupita Romero

Book Review

Resuscitating the U.S. Labor Movement

October 13, 2015 | Stanley Aronowitz's The Death and Life of American Labor touches on discussions that warrant serious debate among the Left in the U.S.

Juan Cruz Ferre

GUEST POST

The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India

September 25, 2015 | Between 1991 and 2015 there is a vast gap. The mainstream left parties and the Central Trade Unions and other mass organisations affiliated to them had at that time a much tighter grip on the (...)

US labor movement

"Labor Needs to Get its Own House in Order Around Race"

August 12, 2015 | In this interview, economist and labor educator Michael Yates* talks about the crisis of the labor movement, its relationship with the anti-racist movement, FightFor15 and much (...)

Michael D Yates

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