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French Government Gives Crumbs in Response to Historic Education Strike. The Mobilizations Must Continue and Expand!

Tens of thousands of education workers, students, and parents, took to the streets across France on Thursday, January 13. The government is trying to calm the anger with crumbs, but the chaotic Covid-19 protocols and lack of resources remain unchanged. It’s time to keep up the mobilizations and demand that the unions create a battle plan going forward that will involve the entire working class.

Cécile Manchette

January 15, 2022

Massive Strike in France Against the Government’s Covid-19 Protocols for Schools

Tens of thousands of public education workers across France took to the streets on Thursday, January 13, in a nationwide strike against the government’s “chaotic” Covid-19 policies that are pushing responsibility for fighting the virus onto parents while keeping schools open as “daycare” for the country’s capitalists.

Tristane Chalaise

January 14, 2022

Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike over Unsafe Working Conditions

Workers at the recently-unionized Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York walked off the job last week, citing concerns over safety measures and staffing shortages. Against the backdrop of a ripple of Starbucks unionization drives in stores across the country and surging coronavirus cases, the Buffalo baristas’ collective action shows a path forward for workers to return to work on their own terms.

Madeleine Freeman

January 10, 2022

Student Workers of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement

After more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia University.

Olivia Wood

January 8, 2022

A Tale of Two Tiers: Lessons from the Kellogg Strike

Kellogg cereal workers waged one of the most important strikes of 2021, but the union bureaucracy’s declarations of victory are misleading. Not only does the new contract fail to end the two-tier wage system, it opens the door to even greater exploitation of new hires.

Daniel Werst

January 3, 2022

Striking Latina Cake Factory Workers in L.A. Area Reject Latest Contract Proposal

After 46 days on strike, workers at a cake factory in Los Angeles have rejected the latest contract proposal from the bosses. These cake makers are among many striking workers across the United States fighting against hyper-exploitative bosses.

Emma Lee

December 18, 2021

Columbia University’s Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department Refuses To Hire Scabs

Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies has issued a statement refusing to hire scabs for the spring semester. All departments should follow its lead, stand in solidarity with student workers, and defy the university’s orders to break their strike.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 18, 2021

Columbia Seeks Scabs. NYC-Area University Educators Refuse

Columbia is trying to hire scabs to replace student workers for spring semester in an effort to break their 7-week-long strike. Student workers at NYU-GSOC have organized a pledge that no academic worker will cross the picket line by applying for or accepting these jobs. We reprint the pledge here and urge readers who work in higher education to sign on as individuals and ask their unions to do the same.

Left Voice

December 14, 2021

Workers at Video Game Company Activision Blizzard Lead Week-Long Work Stoppage

Workers at video gaming company Activision Blizzard entered a five-day work stoppage and are making moves to unionize. This worker action could have powerful effects for the industry.

Otto Fors

December 12, 2021