May Day in a Bureaucratic Union
Despite lip service to opposing Trump, CUNY’s Professional Staff Congress refused to organize a militant May Day.
Left VoiceMay 16, 2017
Brazilian General Strike Begins With Roadblocks and Police Repression
There are pickets and roadblocks in cities around the country. In places like Sao Paulo and Rio, there has been repression. The Brazilian working class is fighting back against austerity and Temer’s coup government.
Left VoiceApril 28, 2017
Support B&H Workers!
B&H, a famous New York photo, video and audio store, is trying to close its Brooklyn warehouses. 300 workers could lose their jobs – all because they voted to join a union. But labor activists aren't putting up with this attempt at union busting.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 25, 2017
General Strike Paralyzes French Guiana
Guiana, the unofficial French colony in South America, has been paralyzed by strikes and mass protests since Monday, March 27th. The Guianan people are demanding an end to rising crime and copious unemployment.
Ivan MatewanApril 1, 2017
AT&T Workers Fire Warning Shot Against the Company
Earlier this week, 17,000 AT&T workers in Nevada and California went on a one day strike against the company for unfair labor conditions.
Abby NathansonMarch 25, 2017
Woefully Understaffed, Maryland Nurses Fight to Unionize
Suzanne Mintz is a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. Since February 2016, she has been organizing with other nurses to form a union.
Suzanne MintzMarch 14, 2017
Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers
The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, Spanish dockworkers’ unions have launched a round of strikes that will begin on March 10. That day will also see international union federations hold an international day of strike action in solidarity with their Spanish colleagues.
Sean RobertsonMarch 9, 2017
Over Six Thousand Spanish Dockworkers’ Jobs Face the Axe
Over six thousand Spanish dockworkers could be made redundant if the Spanish government abides by the demands of the European Commission to scrap the country’s current port labor system.
Sean RobertsonMarch 9, 2017
Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals
Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT has seen the union’s right to represent its own members targeted and Swedish labor laws ignored by the company. APMT is now threatening to lay off as many as one hundred dockworkers.
Sean RobertsonFebruary 23, 2017
Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats
The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), or Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet (HAMN) in Swedish, has been shaped by decades of rank and file dockworkers’ rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international solidarity.
Sean RobertsonFebruary 22, 2017