Three Keys Points to Understanding the Strike Wave in France
This article focuses on the anti-labor employment reforms of the Hollande government. According to recent polls, over 70 percent of the population rejects the new draft bill. Disaffection has sparked labor unrest and a youth-led mass movement. Here are three key point to understanding the wave of strikes in France.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJune 7, 2016
French Labor Makes A Comeback
After two and a half months of mobilization led by university and high school students, the last few weeks of strikes and roadblocks mark a forceful return of the labor movement in France.
Juan ChingoJune 2, 2016
Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas
There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by national and local governments to evict protesters who occupied city squares. This caused thousands to take the streets in Chiapas.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoMay 29, 2016
Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World
Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.
Marcel Van Del LindenMay 16, 2016
Verizon Workers on Strike!
Verizon workers are on strike to defend their jobs as the company threatens to outsource. Left Voice speaks with Eric, a Verizon worker with IBEW Local 2323 in Providence, Rhode Island.
WorkersMediaMay 12, 2016
Historic victory for the Left in the Tire workers’ union (SUTNA)
On April 29, a united left slate won a historic victory in the elections of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores del Neumático Argentino (SUTNA - United Tire Workers’ Union of Argentina). The Negra-Roja-Granate (Black-Red-Garnet) list convincingly defeated the Violeta (Violet) list led by Pedro Wasiejko, who has controlled the union since 2000. This historic victory for clasismo (working-class politics) signals the defeat of one of Argentina’s most important union leaders and the first time in decades that the Left has won national control of any union in the country.
Sean RobertsonMay 6, 2016
Millions Protest Labor Reforms in France
Yesterday afternoon in France, students and workers took to the streets in droves to protest the so-called socialist government's proposed labor reforms, expressing deep anger over unemployment, low salaries, and generalized precarity.
Damien BernardApril 1, 2016
France: Day of Protests Against Labour Law
The ‘French Spring’ has begun. Students and young workers protested in cities across France on Thursday against the new labour law. The reforms make it easier to sack young employees. Over 150 k protested across France.
Alejandra RíosMarch 18, 2016
The Ansteel Strike in Guangzhou and Continued Attempts by the Chinese State to Crack Down on Labor
In a year which has seen much labor militancy, a labor strike at a Guangzhou steel factory involving reportedly more than 2,000 workers has captured much attention. The strike lasted seven days, with some partial victories. Workers were demonstrating against pay cuts, lay-offs, and the introduction of a performance-based payment system.
Brian HioeMarch 7, 2016
2022 World Cup Qatar: workplace deaths, profits for FIFA
Billion-dollar stadiums and miserable wages for workers. According to a report by the ITUC, thousands will die so that a few can enjoy the World Cup in the stadiums in Qatar.
Esquerda DiárioFebruary 23, 2016