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Guatemalan Tire Workers Protest Working Conditions

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 contract.

WorkersMedia

May 25, 2016

Police Cracks Down On Protesters: Photo Report

Photos: Martin Noda Thursday May 17 A new demonstration against Hollande’s Labor Reform took place. The Prefecture had banned scores of people (including a journalist) from attending the march. The police, in turn, ruthlessly cracked down protesters. The first step was frisking bags and seizing protection items such as helmets and masks. Even paramedics with […]

Martin Noda

May 18, 2016

April 29 Sees Massive Union Mobilization Against Austerity

All five of Argentina’s deeply divided union federations came together to hold a huge joint demonstration against the conservative government of Mauricio Macri.

Sean Robertson

May 13, 2016

Verizon Workers on Strike!

Verizon workers are on strike to defend their jobs as the company threatens to outsource. Left Voice speaks with Eric, a Verizon worker with IBEW Local 2323 in Providence, Rhode Island.

WorkersMedia

May 12, 2016

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

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 Negra-Roja-Granate (Black-Red-Garnet) list convincingly defeated the Violeta (Violet) list led by Pedro Wasiejko, who has controlled the union since 2000. This historic victory for clasismo (working-class politics) signals the defeat of one of Argentina’s most important union leaders and the first time in decades that the Left has won national control of any union in the country.

Sean Robertson

May 6, 2016

Argentina: May Day Rally Against the Coup in Brazil

For this year's International Workers' Day, the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) of the Left and Workers' Front (FIT) is calling for a demonstration at the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires to denounce the institutional coup in Brazil and support the youth and workers who are resisting austerity policies.

Left Voice

April 27, 2016

Understanding Argentina’s Surrender

On March 31, with the support of the Peronists, the Argentinean Senate voted in favor of passing the “Public Debt Normalization and Access to Public Credit” bill to authorize the government to pay the holdouts.

Esteban Mercatante

April 12, 2016

The Ansteel Strike in Guangzhou and Continued Attempts by the Chinese State to Crack Down on Labor

In a year which has seen much labor militancy, a labor strike at a Guangzhou steel factory involving reportedly more than 2,000 workers has captured much attention. The strike lasted seven days, with some partial victories. Workers were demonstrating against pay cuts, lay-offs, and the introduction of a performance-based payment system.

Brian Hioe

March 7, 2016

First Strike against Macri’s government

Public employees in Argentina have launched the first public sector strike with massive protests against Mauricio Macri’s government. They are fighting against layoffs and the criminalization of protest.

Left Voice

February 24, 2016