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United Kingdom: Is a Summer of Discontent on the Horizon?

Workers in the UK are bearing the brunt of the government’s response to rising inflation and slow economic growth. But they’re fighting back, with many talking about a “summer of discontent”.

Alejandra Ríos

June 22, 2022

U.K. Railway Workers Begin Largest Strike in 30 Years

Amid high inflation, tens of thousands of railway and subway workers across the United Kingdom have declared at least three days of work stoppages to demand wage increases and other protections. Transport across much of the region has ground to a halt.

‘Lower the Guns, Raise Wages’: A Day of Strikes and Demonstrations across Italy against the War in Ukraine

Italian rank-and-file unions waged a one-day strike last Friday against the war in Ukraine and for higher wages to counter inflation. It represents a first step in the fight to build a peace movement based on class struggle.

Giacomo Turci

May 24, 2022

Oregon Starbucks Workers Go on Strike against Union Busting

Starbucks workers in Eugene, Oregon have gone on strike against union busting and the unlawful firing of three union organizers.

Left Voice

May 17, 2022

55,000 Los Angeles SEIU Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Over 55,000 Los Angeles County workers, the membership of SEIU Local 721, have voted to strike. But this is just the beginning. Workers must make ambitious demands and continue to withhold their labor to keep the people of LA County safe. The labor movement must support and defend a strike.

Left Voice

May 6, 2022

Millions in Sri Lanka Hold General Strike amid Historic Economic Crisis

Millions of workers in Sri Lanka held a general strike on Thursday that crippled the island nation. They should extend it indefinitely, ensuring that the working class doesn’t pay a cent for the country’s economic crisis.

Sou Mi

April 29, 2022

New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike

Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Sou Mi

April 15, 2022

Parents and Students Organize Sit-In in Solidarity with Striking Sacramento Teachers

In Sacramento, parents and students are organizing sit-ins to support their teachers, who are on strike for higher pay and increased staffing.

Molly Rosenzweig

April 3, 2022

California Grocery Store Workers Vote to Authorize Walkouts

Tens of thousands of workers at grocery stores in Southern California have voted to authorize walkouts if their demands for higher wages are not met.

Otto Fors

March 29, 2022