Rank-and-File Workers in France Organize to Continue the Strike — Interview with Daniela Cobet
France is experiencing the longest strike since 1968. The union bureaucracies are trying to end the strike — but rank-and-file workers are getting organized, with the support of revolutionaries. Our sister site in Argentina spoke with Daniela Cobet, a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR) in France.
Left VoiceJanuary 22, 2020
France Enters Second Month of National Strike
As union leaders negotiate with the government behind the backs of their rank and file, France’s workers continue to strike against Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Yesterday’s national day of action occurred alongside a 96-hour blockade of eight oil refineries around the country and brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 10, 2020
Building Power at the Point of Production
Many people on the Left believe that the United States is "deindustrialized." In fact, the US has the world's second largest manufacturing industry. In this guest post, a factory worker from Los Angeles argues that the Left needs to be part of the industrial proletariat.
Ben SolidaridadJanuary 2, 2020
Prospects of the General Strike in France
The success of the December 5 national strike and its continuation, as well as the renewal of the strike in several strategic sectors such as transportation, show a qualitative leap in the class struggle in France and perhaps even globally.
Juan ChingoDecember 30, 2019
Trump Labor Board Escalates War on Workers’ Rights
This week the National Labor Relations Board published changes to the rules and procedures for union recognition elections that will make it more difficult for workers to unionize. To fight back, workers will have to reclaim the militancy that started the labor movement in the first place, and force bosses to recognize their unions.
Ioan GeorgDecember 19, 2019
Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week
The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.
James Dennis HoffDecember 16, 2019
Low-Wage Workers Shut Down Airports Across the Country, Demand Better Pay and Affordable Health Care
With a strike authorization already on the table, Tuesday’s actions could be the first step toward a bigger nationwide strike of airport workers.
James Dennis HoffNovember 28, 2019