Seattle Teachers Strike for Better Pay, Conditions, Racial Justice
Seattle teachers go on strike seeking better pay, racial equity teams, less standardized testing, longer recess and more resources for students. These teachers serve as examples for educators everywhere to fight back against the government who refuses to adequately fund public schools.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 15, 2015
Modi vs. Labor
Over 150 million workers went on strike Wednesday, September 2 in the largest stoppage since 1991. The action was called by 10 union federations to protest Modi’s pro-business labor reform.
Juan CSeptember 8, 2015
Hutchison Ports Dispute Enters its Fourth Week
The ongoing dispute between Hutchison Ports Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has entered its fourth week. The 97 dockworkers, sacked by text message and email on August 6, still remain locked out.
Sean RobertsonSeptember 1, 2015
From Buenos Aires to NYC, ‘the Working Class is One and has No Borders!’
On Thursday, August 27, activists and left militants of New York City gathered at the Brooklyn Commons to have a conversation with the workers of MadyGraf, Buenos Aires. The factory was taken over a year ago and has been operating under worker control ever since.
Juan CSeptember 1, 2015
Left Voice launches campaign for 97 sacked Australian dock workers
Supporters of the news website Left Voice have launched a campaign in solidarity with the 97 dock workers employed by Hutchison Ports Australia who were sacked by text message and email on the night of August 6.
Sean RobertsonAugust 29, 2015
Australia: 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports remain locked out
After a week of magnificent union and community solidarity with the 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports Australia, the battle for their reinstatement has gone to court.
Sean RobertsonAugust 20, 2015
We are Workers: South Korea’s Migrant ‘Machines’
In Seoul, South Korea, members and officers of the Migrants' Trade Union (MTU) enter day 22 of a sit-in protest at the Ministry of Labor to denounce local authorities' refusal to issue the union legal recognition just weeks after the Supreme Court affirmed unionization rights for all migrant workers. The following is a conversation with MTU President Udiya Rai, who discusses the MTU's current demands, the South Korean government's anti-migrant policies, the relationship between migrant workers and Korean labor, and more.
Left VoiceAugust 17, 2015
Australia: Almost 100 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports
On August 6, at half an hour before midnight, almost 100 dock workers received text messages on their mobile telephones asking them to check their emails. These members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) unsuspectingly logged on to their accounts only to find out that Hutchison Ports Australia had sacked them all by email.
Sean RobertsonAugust 13, 2015
“Labor Needs to Get its Own House in Order Around Race”
In this interview, economist and labor educator Michael Yates* talks about the crisis of the labor movement, its relationship with the anti-racist movement, FightFor15 and much more.
Michael D YatesAugust 12, 2015
Madygraf: One Year of workers’ control
The RR Donnelley factory (today Madygraf) has been occupied for over one year and remains in the hands of the workers.
Left VoiceAugust 12, 2015