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
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