Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Labor Movement

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 Workers

January 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 Kwon

December 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 Steinman

November 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 Murillo

November 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 Lawyer

October 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 Voice

September 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 Voice

September 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 Cozzarelli

September 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 C

September 8, 2015