CUNY Workers Launch New Strike Campaign
As Governor Hochul proposes another $528 million in cuts, workers at the City University of New York are fighting back.
Olivia WoodFebruary 12, 2024
The French Union Bureaucracy Walks Back Demand for Complete Withdrawal of Pension Reform
After calling to put the pension reform “on hold,” the Inter-Union has requested “mediation,” even though the French government has rejected outright the proposal, showing that compromise is impossible. This proposition symbolizes the Inter-Union’s strategy of defeat. We urgently need to organize the rank and file to broaden our demands and generalize the strike.
Damien BernardMarch 30, 2023
France: On the Frontlines of the War Against Austerity
The French masses have raised the banner of class struggle in what is becoming the first major battle against austerity after the pandemic. Working people across the world should pay attention.
James Dennis HoffMarch 25, 2023
Protests throughout Global South Signal International Opposition to Austerity
Across the world, people are fighting back against the rising cost of living and austerity imposed by central banks and imperialist-led organizations like the IMF. For these struggles to win their demands, working-class leadership and organization, along with international class solidarity, are essential.
Samuel KarlinSeptember 11, 2022
‘It’s Devastating’: NYC Schools Face Enormous Budget Cuts
Left Voice publishes an interview with a teacher at New York City’s MS 839, who has been organizing with his school community against the city’s school budget cuts.
Emma LeeJune 20, 2022
Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019
Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico’s electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.
Maryam AlanizJune 3, 2021
More Cuts at CUNY: Interview with a Grad Student Worker
Students, faculty, and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) are grappling with another series of cuts by the administration. Left Voice interviewed a graduate student worker who holds multiple part time positions at CUNY to learn more about the austerity being imposed on the university.
Left VoiceFebruary 8, 2021
MTA Temporarily Averts Austerity. A Wealth Tax Could Save It.
The full MTA budget includes anticipated funding from a yet-to-be-passed coronavirus relief package. Cuomo could easily solve the MTA’s budget problem by taxing the rich.
Zed SimonDecember 20, 2020
Governor Cuomo’s “Pay Cut” Is a Cynical Publicity Stunt
All bourgeois politicians are cynical manipulators of public perception, but New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is a master of the genre. Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, Cuomo has tried to sell himself as a tough, no-nonsense advocate of public health and shared sacrifice, but he is still the same run of the mill neoliberal that he has always been.
James Dennis HoffNovember 20, 2020
New York Postpones Raises for Public Employees; CUNY Workers Push for a Strike
As the state and city governments try to balance the budget without raising taxes on the rich, more than 100,000 public employees in New York are being denied their contractual raises and back-pay. Workers at the City University of New York are bringing a resolution for a strike authorization vote to the table, and other public unions must do the same.
Olivia WoodNovember 14, 2020