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Labor Movement

The Unions Must Fight Against Right to Work!

Republicans in Congress have introduced amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act aimed at crippling the right to organize a union. Such national “Right-To-Work” legislation has long been on the wish list of the right wing and big business and is aimed at gutting the ability of the unions to finance themselves and fight back against the bosses’ agenda. The proposed legislation would target the union shop and the unions’ right to collect fees for representation.

John Leslie

February 2, 2017

Solidarity Campaign With Zanon Under Worker Control

Workers’ self-management at Zanon ceramic tile factory is nearing its 15-year milestone of struggle and production. Zanon workers have launched a national and international campaign to establish a Solidarity Fund in defense of workers’ self-management at the plant.

“Right-to-work” laws –what they are and how to fight them

High at the top of the GOP and big business wish list for the New Year is a National Right-To-Work (RTW) law aimed at gutting the ability of the unions to finance themselves and fight back against the bosses’ agenda. What is RTW and how can we fight it?

John Leslie

December 15, 2016

Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in Support of Zanon Workers

Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Canadian journalists and figures of the anti-globalization movement sent a message of solidarity with the workers of Zanon. Zanon is a factory in Neuquen, Argentina that has been under worker control for 15 years. This is part of an international campaign to keep Zanon open amidst an economic crisis and government pressures that threaten to shut down the factory.

Naomi Klein

December 14, 2016

Painters’ Union Calls to Organize Against KKK

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 10 recently passed a resolution expressing the union's commitment to join mobilizations and resistance against the KKK and other racist organizations.

IUPAT Local 10

December 7, 2016

After a Trump Victory, We Will Fight Back!

A Trump victory is a blow against the working class. In the face of a racist, sexist, xenophobic President, we must fight back!

John Leslie

November 10, 2016

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”

The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police unions.

Left Voice

October 25, 2016

United Front and the Fight Against the Union Bureaucracy

The workers’ united front does not mean peaceful coexistence with the union bureaucracy. It warrants knowing when to break with it. The positions achieved by leftists or socialist groupings within unions or shop-floor committees cannot be prioritized over principled fights.

Juan C

September 19, 2016

Egyptian Shipyard Workers’ Defiance Sparks Solidarity Movement

Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure. Guest writer, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt.

Hisham Fouad

September 16, 2016