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Building a Union at Alphabet: Interview with a Google Software Engineer

Workers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, publicly launched a “minority union” last month. Left Voice interviewed a software engineer at Google to learn more about the union, its implications, and advice for tech workers.

Left Voice

February 9, 2021

Make the Bosses Pay for the Crisis: Day of General Strike in Italy Mobilizes Workers and Students

This Friday, a sector of militant and rank-and-file trade unionism carried out a major day of general strike in Italy, with a huge impact on logistics and education. Thousands of students joined in, with demonstrations in various cities.

Giacomo Turci

February 2, 2021

The Biggest Unionizing Struggle in Amazon’s History is Happening in Alabama

Just outside Birmingham, Alabama, warehouse workers are mounting the largest unionization fight in Amazon’s history. Their victory will be a win for the entire working class.

Jason Koslowski

January 30, 2021

Six Lessons From the Hunts Point Strike

Last week, 1,400 workers in one of the world’s largest wholesale markets went on strike. Here are some of our key takeaways.

Sou Mi

January 29, 2021

“A Victory for Us Will Be a Victory for All Workers”: Interview with Chicago Teacher on the Brink of Strike

Teachers in Chicago are fighting against the city’s plans to force them back to in-person learning despite unsafe conditions. Left Voice spoke to one of the teachers in the middle of the struggle about their experience and why it is important that workers across the country support Chicago teachers in this struggle.

Left Voice

January 29, 2021

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

K.S. Mehta

January 24, 2021

“This is Our House”: Voices from the Hunts Point Market Strike

"Right now, there are 60 trucks out there and they don’t have people to unload them. Why? Because they need us."

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 22, 2021

Grandpuits Refinery Workers in France Vote to Extend Strike

At the Total refinery in Grandpuits, France, workers renewed their militant action in a general assembly earlier this week. With numerous supporters present from throughout France, the meeting was a reminder of the “Grandpuits method”: self-organization, the strike, and a refusal to give in on jobs.

Nathan Erderof

January 22, 2021

Not Going Back to Brunch

Public sector workers across multiple unions gathered on Inauguration Day to send a message to the new Biden administration that we must rebuild and fully fund our schools, our hospitals, our social programs, our transit system, and our city.

David Klassen

January 21, 2021