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[VIDEO] The Maquila Strike in Matamoros Challenges US Multinationals

More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are striking against poverty wages.

Jimena Vergara

January 23, 2019

LA Teachers Strike Ends with New Contract and Mixed Feelings

The LA teacher strike won important gains, with massive protests in the rain and pickets at the majority of schools. However, some teachers have mixed feeling about the process of approving the contract, as well as about the contract itself.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 23, 2019

Interview with a 30 Year UTLA Militant Teacher and Socialist

On the first day of the LA teachers strike, Left Voice spoke with Jeff Pott, a retired 30-year UTLA activist, 1989 striker, and socialist. The interview was conducted on the picket line at Marshall High School where Jeff worked for many years.

Thaddeus Greene

January 18, 2019

Over 40 Maquila Factories on Strike in Mexico

More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are fighting for salary increases and the payment of annual bonuses among other demands.

Óscar Fernández

January 17, 2019

Los Angeles Teachers Strike for Public Education

The LA teachers’ strike in defense of public education makes the rich and the government of California tremble.

Thaddeus Greene

January 16, 2019

[VIDEO] Interviews: L.A. Teachers Strike

Left Voice interviewed LA teachers in the lead up to the strike. They spoke about the attack on higher education, de facto pay cuts, social justice, and the importance of labor solidarity.

Left Voice

January 14, 2019

“It is Bread We Fight For, But We Fight for Roses Too”: The Lawrence Textile Strike

Today the Bread and Roses strike began in the city of Lawrence in 1912 when women textile workers fought their bosses and won.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 11, 2019

Worker to Worker Why We Must All Support the Los Angeles Teacher’s Strike!

The teachers' strike in Los Angeles requires the broadest solidarity of the working class to succeed. Below, a letter from a graduate of LAUSD in support.

Julia Wallace

January 9, 2019

[VIDEO] The Taylor Law: 5 Things You Need to Know and What It Means for Labor

In New York State, the no-strike clause of the Taylor Law exists to make striking and work stoppages illegal for public sector workers. Teachers, nurses, postal workers, trash collectors and transit workers have been challenging these restrictions for the past 50 years.

Luigi Morris

January 8, 2019