Amid Declining Real Wages, Strikes In US Escalate

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

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 [...]

The Yellow Vests Of France: Six Months Of Struggle

By Richard Greeman, Socialistproject.ca -

I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest (Gilets jaunes) movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of [...]

Labor In Algeria’s Revolt

By Rachid Malaoui, Jacobinmag.com -

Algeria is in the midst of a historic popular uprising. Protests began in February of this year, as Algerians revolted against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans for a fifth term in office. [...]

Dear Delta Air Lines: Video Games And Beer Cannot Compete With Joining A Union

By Steven Greenhouse, Theguardian.com -

The airline is telling employees that unions take money they could spend on entertainment instead. Will anyone really fall for that anti-union tactic? In its latest offensive to beat back [...]

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy

By Jerome Small, Redflag.org.au -

If working class people had real power, what would society look like? If you live in Australia’s largest city, you don’t have to look far to find an answer. If you’ve ever seen the Sydney Opera [...]

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

By Staff, WSWS.org -

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, Wsws.org -

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 [...]

Uber Drivers Strike As Execs Make Millions Off IPO

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

With the ring of a bell, controversial former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick became a billionaire on Friday when the ridesharing company made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. But while Uber [...]

Outside Uber HQ, Drivers Demand A Cut Of The Riches

By Patrick Howell O'Neill, Gizmodo.com -

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Just days ahead of Silicon Valley’s most hyped mega-IPO, a group of a several hundred Uber drivers gathered in front of the company’s San Francisco headquarters and took [...]

Who Controls Our Time?

By Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Labornotes.org -

As the bumper sticker has it, unions are “the folks who brought you the weekend.” Unions fought for the 10-hour day, and then the eight-hour day… and then our fight stopped. We never got to a [...]

Oregon Teachers Are Walking Out, Forcing 600 Schools To Close

By Holly Yan, Cnn.com -

Tens of thousands of frustrated teachers were airing their grievances at protests across the state Wednesday. But unlike with other teacher walkouts, these educators aren't fighting for higher [...]

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

By Staff, Dhakatribune.com -

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 [...]

Tech Workers Are Workers, Too

Over a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the cracks in our neoliberal economy are still glaringly apparent. Multinational corporations continue to exploit cheap labor from around the world, [...]

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks

By Anthony Torres, Wsws.org -

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, WSWS.org -

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 [...]