Egyptian Shipyard Workers’ Defiance Sparks Solidarity Movement
Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure. Guest writer, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt.
Hisham FouadSeptember 16, 2016
The Labor Movement in Post-Communist Countries
We interviewed Mihai Varga, a Romanian specialist on trade unionism in Eastern and Central Europe and author of "Worker Protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine," published in August 2015. In this interview, Varga provides his vision on the state of the trade unionism in the region after the dissolution of the Soviet bloc in the early 1990's.
Philippe AlcoyJune 10, 2016
Guatemalan Tire Workers Protest Working Conditions
In New Bedford, a city with a population just shy of 100,000 people, the workers of Bob’s Tire Company are fighting for better working conditions and a fair contract.
WorkersMediaMay 25, 2016
Historic victory for the Left in the Tire workers’ union (SUTNA)
On April 29, a united left slate won a historic victory in the elections of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores del Neumático Argentino (SUTNA - United Tire Workers’ Union of Argentina). The Negra-Roja-Granate (Black-Red-Garnet) list convincingly defeated the Violeta (Violet) list led by Pedro Wasiejko, who has controlled the union since 2000. This historic victory for clasismo (working-class politics) signals the defeat of one of Argentina’s most important union leaders and the first time in decades that the Left has won national control of any union in the country.
Sean RobertsonMay 6, 2016
A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?
The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who demanded an explanation from company executives.
Ivan MatewanOctober 31, 2015
The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India
Published on Sunday, August 30 - 2015 Written by Radical Socialist
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2015