Tag: Unions

Dockworkers: the “can do” of the working class

What can the victory of the Spanish dockworkers teach us? That class struggle is the way to twist the arm of the government, the European Union (EU) and the way to make the capitalists pay for the crisis.

Lessons from the General Strike in Argentina

Reflections on last week’s general strike, the government’s policy of repression, the role of the Left in the strike, the union bureaucracy, and Cristina Kirchner’s silence on the repression.

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT has seen the union’s right to represent its own members targeted and Swedish labor laws ignored by the company. APMT is now threatening to lay off as many as one hundred dockworkers.

La Migra and Their Unions: Not With Us

Unions representing the Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were among the first to endorse Trump’s nomination for presidency.
Several months later, despite federal stays, they carry out detention and deportation orders under Trump’s xenophobic ban on refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. The CBP and ICE unions have no place in our labor movement.

Sanders and the Unions Support Trump Measures

This week, Sanders the “socialist” praised Trump’s executive order to withdraw the United States from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and received praise from the union bureaucracy.

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.

Painters’ Union Calls to Organize Against KKK

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 10 recently passed a resolution expressing the union’s commitment to join mobilizations and resistance against the KKK and other racist organizations.

Dockworkers: the “can do” of the working class

What can the victory of the Spanish dockworkers teach us? That class struggle is the way to twist the arm of the government, the European Union (EU) and the way to make the capitalists pay for the crisis.

Lessons from the General Strike in Argentina

Reflections on last week’s general strike, the government’s policy of repression, the role of the Left in the strike, the union bureaucracy, and Cristina Kirchner’s silence on the repression.

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT has seen the union’s right to represent its own members targeted and Swedish labor laws ignored by the company. APMT is now threatening to lay off as many as one hundred dockworkers.

La Migra and Their Unions: Not With Us

Unions representing the Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were among the first to endorse Trump’s nomination for presidency.
Several months later, despite federal stays, they carry out detention and deportation orders under Trump’s xenophobic ban on refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. The CBP and ICE unions have no place in our labor movement.

Sanders and the Unions Support Trump Measures

This week, Sanders the “socialist” praised Trump’s executive order to withdraw the United States from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and received praise from the union bureaucracy.

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.

Painters’ Union Calls to Organize Against KKK

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 10 recently passed a resolution expressing the union’s commitment to join mobilizations and resistance against the KKK and other racist organizations.