Maquiladora Workers Run as Independents in Juarez
The workers’ movement spurred by the courageous maquiladora workers of EATON, Foxconn and Lexmark are stirring controversy and excitement in the city of Juárez. The workers decided to advance an independent candidate for the highest position in the municipal elections: a woman worker who emerged from the fight for reincorporation and an independent union.
Sergio MoissenFebruary 4, 2016
New Year, Old Struggles: The Strike for a Collective Agreement in the Logistics Sector
Since 2008, the logistics sector in Italy has been the epicenter of a wave of struggles led by a workforce mainly manned by immigrants. These struggles have at times been severely repressed by the employers (with the support of heavy deployment of police), but have also gained significant victories. These victories are not only to be celebrated by the workers in question, rather their meaning goes beyond the logistic sector and speaks to all of us.
Clash City WorkersJanuary 13, 2016
South Korea: The Fight Against Labor Reform and State Repression
In South Korea on Wednesday, about 80,000 workers from 26 companies including Kia, Hyundai, and GM Korea went on strike. The strike was called for by the KCTU, a national confederation of trade unions, in response to the government’s labor market reforms, escalating repression, and the arrest of KCTU President Han Sang-Gyun less than a week ago.
Tre KwonDecember 17, 2015
A Perfect Storm at Petrobras – Interview with an Oil Worker
We interviewed Leandro – a worker at Petrobras in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro – early this week to ask him about the strike and its broader significance.
Ian SteinmanNovember 21, 2015
Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?
Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?
Celeste MurilloNovember 11, 2015
Notes From ‘The Cut’: An American Prison
Lieutenant Scott greeted us at the door with a smile as Sergeant Davis followed closely behind. We were a group of eight nursing students with our instructor, making a sort of “educational visit” to the Jessup Correctional Institute, A.K.A. “The Cut,” which houses the only women’s prison in Maryland.
Chloe LawyerOctober 21, 2015
The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India
Published on Sunday, August 30 - 2015 Written by Radical Socialist
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2015
Dow Chemical: reverse the dismissal and reinstate Mauro Vargas
Mauro Vargas was dismissed a week after the national primary elections, in which he ran as a pre-candidate mayor in the Frente de Izquierda’s slate, led by Nicolas del Caño.
Left VoiceSeptember 16, 2015
Seattle Teachers Strike for Better Pay, Conditions, Racial Justice
Seattle teachers go on strike seeking better pay, racial equity teams, less standardized testing, longer recess and more resources for students. These teachers serve as examples for educators everywhere to fight back against the government who refuses to adequately fund public schools.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 15, 2015
Modi vs. Labor
Over 150 million workers went on strike Wednesday, September 2 in the largest stoppage since 1991. The action was called by 10 union federations to protest Modi’s pro-business labor reform.
Juan CSeptember 8, 2015