Italy Calls General Strike: ‘Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits’

By  La Izquierda Diario Argentina, Leftvoice.org -

Italy is the global epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 64,000 cases of infection and almost 7,000 deaths, half of which occurred in the last week. This is the result of both neoliberal [...]

“Everyone Deserves A Cost-Of-Living Adjustment”: Interview With UCSC Striker Yulia Gilich

Santa Cruz, CA – Graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC) are fighting for a livable wage. A year of unsuccessful attempts to encourage [...]

‘Without Us, Instacart Will Grind To A Halt’: Delivery Workers Threaten Strike Over Hazard Pay, Safety Measures Amid Outbreak

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Contract workers for Instacart, the Silicon Valley startup that employs 175,000 people to deliver groceries nationwide via its online platform, plan to walk off the job Monday if the company does [...]

Workers Launch Wave Of Wildcat Strikes As Trump Pushes For ‘Return To Work’ Amidst Exploding Coronavirus

By Itsgoingdown.org -

In only a matter of days, the economic collapse brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has completely changed everything about our lives. In many ways, the growing crisis has laid bare the [...]

The Danger We’re Facing: A Grocery Worker Speaks Out

By Chris Brooks, Labornotes.org -

The coronavirus crisis is spurring record-breaking sales for grocery store chains, straining supply chains and exhausting employees. While many businesses are having employees work from home [...]

What Would A General Strike Even Look Like?

By Hannah Gold, Thecut.com -

This week, as the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spread across the country and the president suggested that people should soon start returning to work in a desperate bid to stabilize the economy, [...]

Norway’s Workers Insisted They Shouldn’t Pay For Coronavirus — And They Won

Ellen Engelstand, Jacobinmag.com -

At the start of the coronavirus epidemic, Norway’s government said it would help businesses by making it easier for them to get rid of workers. But trade unions and left-wing parties fiercely [...]

The Bio-Economic Pandemic And The Western Working Classes

By Ingar Solty, Socialistproject.ca  -

As of March 2020, the world is back to the future. The global financial crisis of 2007-08, which escalated into a global financial meltdown in September 2008, was supposed to be the big bang [...]

Freeze Layoffs: Make The Capitalists Pay

By James Dennis Hoff, Leftvoice.org -

As the coronavirus epidemic stretches on, working people are facing an economic collapse, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Organizing to fight for an immediate [...]

Solidarity Is Our Only Chance

By Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

If there were ever a time to say, “I'll fight for someone I don't know,” this is it. If we ever meant it when we said “an injury to one is an injury to all,” now we're seeing why that's so. The [...]

Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike

By Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. A city worker is cleaning at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / [...]

Wildcat Strikes Erupt Across Italy To Demand Idling Of Plants During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, Wsws.org -

As the death toll in Italy from the global coronavirus pandemic surged on Thursday and Friday, wildcat strikes erupted across the peninsula, fighting to halt the spread of the deadly disease. As [...]

French Anti-Worker Pension Plan Becomes Law Without A Vote 

By G. Dunkel, Workers.org -

Hundreds of thousands of people have been in the streets protesting for months. Transportation strikes have disrupted travel. Public opinion supports the strikes, even though they were extremely [...]

Barred From Striking, Airline Food Workers Seek Other Ways To Protest

By David Bacon, Truthout.org -

Melieni Cruz, who helps prepare the meals passengers eat on airplanes, went thousands of dollars into debt because she couldn’t pay her soaring medical bills. “When the doctor found cysts on my [...]

The Virus ‘Threatening’ Canada Starts With A D, Not A C

By Matthew Behrens , Rabble.ca -

A dangerous virus spreading across the land known as Canada is generating fear amongst corporate executives and government representatives. Contrary to expectation, however, the threat keeping [...]