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Labor Movement

Resuscitating the U.S. Labor Movement

A long-term left activist and scholar, Stanley Aronowitz has made outstanding contributions to the analysis of the American labor movement throughout his career.

Juan C

October 13, 2015

Lessons from the Seattle Teacher’s Strike and the Need for a Class Struggle Union

On September 9, 2,000 Seattle educators voted to go on strike. There was not a single dissenting vote. On September 15, educators voted to pause the strike with only a portion of their demands met.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

October 1, 2015

The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India

Published on Sunday, August 30 - 2015 Written by Radical Socialist

Left Voice

September 25, 2015

Brazilian Postal Workers on Strike

Brazilian postal service workers (also known as ‘Ecetistas’) approved an indefinite strike in at least 20 state and local unions, stopping postal service in major cities and states such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. We at Esquerda Diario must support this strike. Follow more stories at Esquerda Diário and actively support this cause.

Esquerda Diário

September 24, 2015

Dow Chemical: reverse the dismissal and reinstate Mauro Vargas

Mauro Vargas was dismissed a week after the national primary elections, in which he ran as a pre-candidate mayor in the Frente de Izquierda’s slate, led by Nicolas del Caño.

Left Voice

September 16, 2015

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 Cozzarelli

September 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 C

September 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 Robertson

September 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 C

September 1, 2015