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Joe Biden is Leading The Battle to Reopen Schools, But Teachers Are Fighting Back

There is bipartisan unity around reopening schools thanks to the alliance between Joe Biden, local officials, and national union leadership. It’s time for teachers to fight.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 9, 2021

Amazon Workers in Alabama Started Voting Yesterday — They Could Make History

This week, Amazon workers near Birmingham started voting about joining a union. This could be a historic change for an anti-union company.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Teachers Prepared to Strike Amid Stalled Contract Negotiations

Teachers in Mars, Pennsylvania are prepared to strike if a fair contract is not reached by February 19.

Emma Lee

February 9, 2021

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