Category: Labor Movement

VIDEO: Panel on Worker Control in Argentina

At the Left Forum this year, Left Voice organized three panels that raised key strategic questions for the left. This is the video of the panel, “Worker Control: Experiences & Perspectives from the Occupied Factories in Argentina.”

Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas

There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by national and local governments to evict protesters who occupied city squares. This caused thousands to take the streets in Chiapas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Panel on Worker Control in Argentina

At the Left Forum this year, Left Voice organized three panels that raised key strategic questions for the left. This is the video of the panel, “Worker Control: Experiences & Perspectives from the Occupied Factories in Argentina.”

Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas

There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by national and local governments to evict protesters who occupied city squares. This caused thousands to take the streets in Chiapas.

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 no political affiliation were frisked. The second step: gas, grenades and other weapons used by police against protestors. Further political analysis on movement in France included in, Left Voice Magazine, which you can purchase by clicking here.

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.

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.

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.

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.