Unsafe in any State: Reopening U.S. Schools Will be a Catastrophe
As schools across the country rush to reopen, many parents and education workers are being forced to make an impossible choice between their health and their economic wellbeing.
James Dennis HoffAugust 21, 2020
#GeneralStrike: After a Summer in the Streets, Americans are Ready for Something More
The U.S. Senate has taken a recess until September without passing any stimulus package to aid the working people of the nation. Abandoned and enraged, U.S. workers are showing increasing interest in a general strike, as evidenced by the trending hashtag yesterday.
Olivia WoodAugust 14, 2020
Massive Assembly in Bolivia Calls for General Strike Against Election Postponement by Coup Government
A march of thousands of people to Ceja de El Alto in Bolivia culminated in a massive assembly to demand that the general election take place September 6 as originally planned. A large coalition of working class sectors resolved to go on an indefinite general strike until the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) lifts the coup's government's new postponement of the elections.
Juana RunaJuly 30, 2020
Labor Unions Demand Justice For George Floyd
Labor Unions across the country have issued statements condemning the killing of George Floyd, but statements are not enough. To defeat racist police violence, we need a fighting labor movement willing to strike for justice.
James Dennis HoffMay 30, 2020
Italy: Going Out on Strike Against Dying
More than 7,500 people are dead in Italy as of March 25 — but workers are told they must continue to work, even in jobs that are absolutely not essential to the fight against COVID-19. Amid great social anger and the maneuvers of trade union leaders, Italy’s workers went out on strike March 25 to say that their health and the fight against the coronavirus come before profits.
Jimena VergaraMarch 26, 2020
Italy Calls General Strike: “Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits”
Although Italy is on lockdown, many non-essential sectors are still going to work. Today a general strike is being called to protest the government's insistence on maintaining "business as usual" in the face of a devastating pandemic.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaMarch 25, 2020
The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor
In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.
Juan Andrés GallardoJanuary 28, 2020
Eiffel Tower Shut Down as 1.3 Million People Mobilize Across France
Workers across France came out to protest the pension reform in numbers not seen since Dec. 17. As French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced the reform bill to the Council of Ministers, workers coordinated actions across the country, including shutting down the Eiffel Tower and cutting power to wide sections of France’s cities.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJanuary 27, 2020
Rank-and-File Workers in France Organize to Continue the Strike — Interview with Daniela Cobet
France is experiencing the longest strike since 1968. The union bureaucracies are trying to end the strike — but rank-and-file workers are getting organized, with the support of revolutionaries. Our sister site in Argentina spoke with Daniela Cobet, a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR) in France.
Left VoiceJanuary 22, 2020