GM Workers Need International Unity
The strike at General Motors in the U.S. is entering its third week. GM is a global corporation that employs workers in 140 countries. International strikes are necessary to win real gains.
Thaddeus GreeneSeptember 30, 2019
South Korean GM Workers Send Solidarity to Striking GM Workers in the U.S.
GM workers in South Korea are fighting for fair wages, the end of precarious employment, and the reinstatement of laid-off temporary workers.
Left VoiceSeptember 27, 2019
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.
James Dennis HoffSeptember 19, 2019
Nationalization or Buyout: What Should be Done with the Fossil Fuel Companies?
Writing in Jacobin, Peter Gowan argues that the government should buy a "controlling stake" in the fossil fuel companies. Does this offer a true solution for the economic and ecological crises?
Robert BelanoMay 18, 2018
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.
Dan GeorgakasJune 20, 2016
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.
Esquerda DiárioSeptember 14, 2015
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.
Julia WallaceAugust 7, 2015