How Filipino Migrants Gave The Grape Strike Its Radical Politics

By David Bacon, Dollarsandsense.org -

The great Delano grape strike started on September 8, 1965, when Filipino pickers stayed in their labor camps, and refused to go into the fields. Mexican workers joined them two weeks later. The [...]

University Of California Workers Start 3-Day Strike Over Pay

By Olga R. Rodriguez, Apnews.com -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of custodians, security guards, gardeners and other service workers at University of California campuses started a three-day strike Monday to address pay [...]

Arizona Teachers Oppose Union Sellout And Call For Nationwide Strike

By Will Marrow, Wsws.org -

Schools reopened across Arizona on Friday, as teachers returned to work following the betrayal of their courageous week-long strike by the unions, the American Federation of Teachers, the [...]

Arizona Strike Enters Second Week As Teacher Union President Opposes Calls For Nationwide Strike

By David Moore, Wsws.org -

On Monday, nearly 50,000 Arizona educators and supporters continued their walkout against underfunded schools and low pay for a third day. Although the teacher unions have done everything to [...]

Arizona Teachers Are On the Largest Strike in State History, Here

By Sarah Lahm, In These Times -

Over 800,000 students in both traditional public schools and charter schools and are expected to be impacted by the walkout, as their schools will likely be closed until an agreement over pay and [...]

Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

Teachers in the southwestern US state of Arizona have overwhelmingly voted to strike to demand improved wages for educators and support staff, and restore more than $1 billion in school funding [...]

Transportation Strikes, University Protests Continue To Shake France

To Macron’s dismay, the popular movements show no signs of slowing down. The Air France tussle over salaries is separate from the larger and politically more significant stand-off between [...]

School Cancelled as Hundreds of Colorado Teachers Walk Out Monday

By Jow St. George, KDVR -

Teacher walkouts in Kentucky, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and elsewhere have dominated the news as of late. Now a walkout is planned for Colorado. Englewood Schools announced Thursday classes [...]

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Seventy-seven percent of the train drivers and 69 percent of the inspectors were on strike. As a result, seven out of eight long-distance trains [TGVs], four out of five regional trains and two [...]

Thousands Of Teachers And Staff On Strike Across Oklahoma And Kentucky, Arizona Might Be Next

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma [...]

Purple Bullying, Ten Years Later: SEIU Trustees Trample Membership Rights

By Steve Early, Mronline.org -

In Chicago this coming weekend, 2,500 rank-and-file activists, from the U.S. and abroad, will be meeting under the banner of Labor Notes to celebrate the revival of union militancy, including [...]

Teachers’ Courage Is Contagious

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

At the roots of the teacher's strikes and protests are neo-liberal policies. Education has become a profit center, which is driving more testing so that companies can sell testing software and [...]

Recipe For A Red-State Revolt

By Eric Kerl, Socialistworker.org -

A HAINT is stalkin' the mountains--the living memory of a century of class struggle in West Virginia. Some people might have been surprised when West Virginia workers staged one of the most [...]

French Civil Servants And Rail Workers Strike In Test For Macron

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of France on Thursday and strikes caused travel misery for millions in a showdown between trade unions and President Emmanuel Macron that [...]

Inspired By West Virginia, Teachers Spread Red For Ed Movement Across Arizona

By Rebecca Garelli, Labornotes.org -

This all got started two Fridays ago, March 2. I had become friends with Jay O’Neal from West Virginia, who helped start the teachers and public employees Facebook group there, and he let me into [...]