Auto Industry

GM Strikers and Climate Strikers Belong Together

At first glance, the two strikes might not appear to have much in common. But the working class is the only social force that can reorganize the economy. Workers need to take the lead in the climate strike. 

This is What Happens When the Boss Controls Your Health Care

The decision by General Motors executives to stop funding the health insurance of striking employees is yet another example of the way that employers can use such benefits as a cudgel to punish workers. A system of free and universal public health care is the only solution.

Their Thing was DRUM: Black Power in the Factory

Left Voice speaks with Dan Georgakas, activist, historian and co-author of the classic narrative, ‘Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution’, recently released in French. In addition to numerous publications, he has written a memoir called ‘My Detroit, Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City’, on growing up in the ‘60s and in exploration of the city’s complex racial, cultural, and political life.

Ford Workers from Brazil on Strike Against Mass Layoffs

Ford Workers in Brazil go on strike against mass layoffs amidst Brazil’s economic crisis. The government-led union accepts that workers pay for the crisis, negotiating only how much the workers will be forced to pay.

No Place for Cops in Our Unions

Last week, Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations. This call offers a way in which workers can take up the fight against police brutality at their jobs, and put pressure on their unions to sign on to this demand.