Amid Declining Real Wages, Strikes In US Escalate

By Jerry White, -

In the midst of an intensifying political crisis in Washington and the Trump administration’s virulent attacks on immigrants, trade war measures and war threats against Iran and Venezuela, the [...]

Why I’m On Climate Strike In Iowa

By Massimo Paciotto Biggers, -

IOWA CITY — The flash flood alarm signaled again last night. This is the 9th week of my climate strike in Iowa City. That’s nine weeks of not going to school on Friday from 11:50-4:05. I have [...]

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

By Staff, -

Like teachers across the US, educators in Detroit are angered over stagnant real income and the indifference of corporate-controlled politicians who will not provide adequate resources to address [...]

Strikes By US Workers Outpacing Rate In 2018

By Jerry White, -

With new strikes this month by hospital workers in Toledo, Ohio; teachers in Oregon, Tennessee and North and South Carolina; and international strikes and protests by Uber and Lyft drivers, the [...]

India: Jute Mill Workers To Go On Strike From May 14

By Staff, -

Parliamentary standing committee orders ministry to fix worker wages by May 17. The ongoing protest waged by workers of all state-run jute mills has taken a serious turn as they have decided on a [...]

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks

By Anthony Torres, -

Hundreds of thousands of French workers demonstrated on Thursday as part of a nationwide public sector strike to oppose the Emmanuel Macron government’s draft law on the “modernization” of the [...]

The Uber IPO: Billions For Investors, Increased Exploitation For Workers

By Shannon Jones, -

The valuation of ride share company Uber hit $82.4 billion after an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its stock on Thursday, one of the largest IPOs in the US since Facebook. The sale further [...]

The Strike Returns To New Zealand

By Ross Webb, -

Over the last year, New Zealand has seen tens of thousands of workers walk off the job, challenging the Labour government’s self-imposed austerity. In early 2018, a New Zealand nurse and union [...]

On Strike At Stop & Shop: Interview From The Picket Line

By Staff, -

Starting Thursday, April 11th, 31,000 Stop & Shop grocery store workers at over 240 stores throughout New England went on strike to fight for a fair contract— what will be the largest strike in [...]

The Farmworkers Who Pick Your Halo Mandarins Just Organized A Massive Labor Strike

By Sam Ribakoff, -

The sun is setting on the east side of Bakersfield, California, as Salvador Calsadillas sits down with his cousins and their kids for a dinner of caldo de mantarraya, a hearty stingray and tomato [...]

Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are The Physicians?

By Michael Pappas, Left Voice. -

The U.S. healthcare “system” is completely and utterly broken. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. system ranks 37th in the world, all while spending dramatically more on [...]

The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power In A Union

By Michael Arria, -

Roughly 31,000 employees of the northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop have been on strike for nearly a week across more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The [...]

Thousands Strike At Five UC Hospitals Today, Alleging Unfair Labor Practices

By Cathie Anderson, -

Thousands of unionized workers statewide will hit the picket line Wednesday at five University of California hospitals in a one-day strike over what they allege is a coordinated campaign of [...]

Thousands Of Stop And Shop Union Workers Go On Strike, Walk Off Job

By Staff, -

BOSTON — Thousands of Stop & Shop union workers walked off the job and are on strike Thursday amid an ongoing contract dispute. WCVB crews at stores report the doors were locked. Several viewers [...]