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Labor Movement

Hotel Struggles Across the Nation

With the eruption of strike action by Chicago hotel workers, hotel worker William Lewis argues that the unions have the power to organize the unorganized, spread the strike nationally -- and win.

Ioan Georg

September 17, 2018

[VIDEO] Stamford: Workers at Hilton Picket for a Contract

For months the workers of the Hilton Stamford have been battling it out for a good contract. They won recognition for their union 110 votes to five in December of 2017. Since then they have been strengthening their organization internally while mobilizing for fights outside their hotel.

Left Voice

September 16, 2018

General Strike Mobilizes Costa Rica

San Jose—The Costa Rican working class has again burst onto the stage of history. Public-sector workers have launched a countrywide general strike against the government’s austerity plan to deal with the country’s fiscal crisis.

Elena Zeledón

September 14, 2018

Letter from the “Cordones Industriales” to President Salvador Allende

Reproduced below is the historic document sent by the Santiago regional Coordinating Committee of the Cordones Industriales to former Chilean President Salvador Allende. The letter highlights the critical situation these workers found themselves in and the immediate danger of military dictatorship, demands an end to the policy of reconciliation with the reaction and urges the taking of measures to avoid a coup.

Left Voice

September 11, 2018

Workers at Hilton Stamford Picket for a Contract and against Retaliatory Firing

For months the workers of the Hilton Stamford have been battling it out for a good contract. They won recognition for their union 110 votes to five in December of 2017. Since then they have been strengthening their organization internally while mobilizing for fights outside their hotel.

Ioan Georg

September 10, 2018

Modern-Day Slaves: Inmates Fight California’s Wildfires for $1 an Hour

Under the guise of rehabilitation and training programs, the state of California coerces inmates into risking their lives for a meager compensation.

Marisela Trevin

August 28, 2018

Burns, Broken Fingers and Low Wages: Building the LA Rams Stadium in Mexico

The Los Angeles Rams will soon have a new $4 billion football stadium, which will host the Super Bowl in 2020 and the Olympic Games in 2028. Parts of the stadium are being built some 1,240 miles away in the town of Salto, in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Octavio Mesa

August 15, 2018

Disney Workers Win Battle for Increased Starting Wage

After months of struggle, 10,000 Disney workers in California won a $15 an hour starting wage and improved working conditions.

Left Voice

August 10, 2018

DC Metro Workers Show Union Power Against Unite the Right

The Unite the Right was going to get private subway cars. Thanks to subway workers, they won't.

Ena Lee

August 7, 2018