2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com -

National Labor Relations Board data indicate that 2018 marked a huge upsurge in strikes by workers across the U.S. The year saw 21 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, compared with [...]

Marx And The Democratization Of Work

By Richard D. Wolff, Roarmagazine. -

Marx himself said and wrote little about the future beyond capitalism. He didn’t believe in future-gazing; no one could know how the world would evolve. Marx gave us some ideas of what might have [...]

Solidarity On The California Picket Lines

By Brooke Anderson, In These Times. -

California - The strike, which took place at all 10 campuses and 5 medical centers affiliated with the UC system, is the largest strike of 2019 to date, thanks to the significant number of [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike Ends With Tentative Deal for Raise

By Jocelyn Glecker, The Associated Press -

Striking teachers in Oakland, California, celebrated after reaching a contract deal Friday with school administrators to end a seven-day walkout. To cheers and applause, union leaders from the [...]

Union Thugs Assault Striking Matamoros Workers

By Andrea Lobo, WSWS.org. -

The Mexican and US ruling class and the trade unions are ramping up their physical intimidation and reprisals against the workers in Matamoros, Mexico, whose rebellion against the trade unions [...]

Instead of Enriching Shareholders, These Companies Could Give 8 Million Workers a $46,000 Raise

By Colleen Boyle, In These Times -

During the most recent fiscal year, the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave $378.5 billion to shareholders. That translates to more than $46,000 for each of their [...]

Indian Workers Hold Biggest Strike In History

By Staff, Industriall-union.org -

Ten trade union centres and several independent federations joined together for an historic general strike on 8 and 9 January 2019. Workers in manufacturing, mining, energy, transportation, [...]

UAW, Democrats Block Workers Struggle Against GM Shutdowns

By Marcus Day, WSWS -

“We absolutely have to unify to take on GM. In the 1960s, there were hundreds of thousands of GM workers and it’s been dwindling for decades.” “If we are to fight GM, we are going to have to [...]

Marriott Hotel Strikers Set A New Industry Standard

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

After two months of strikes, workers at the largest hotel company in the world have won their biggest demands and set a new pattern for the hospitality industry. The seven UNITE HERE locals in [...]

General Motors’ Factories Should Not Be Closed. They Should Be Turned Over to the Workers

By Rich Whitney, Counterpunch -

General Motors’ November 26th announcement that it will be eliminating more than 14,000 jobs and closing seven factories worldwide by the end of next year, including four factories in the U.S. [...]

What The ‘Yellow Vests’ Movement Tells Us About The Massive Level Of Discontent In France

By Marie Brunerie, Dcmediagroup.us -

It all started three weeks ago when a social media-launched campaign against the announcement of a price hike on fuel turned viral and almost instantaneously rallied tens of thousands of people. [...]

GM Closures: Oshawa Needs More Than ‘Thoughts And Prayers’

By Steven High, Theconversation.com -

All eyes in Canada have turned to Oshawa, Ont., following the announcement by General Motors that it will end auto manufacturing in the city after more than a century of production. In the coming [...]

Climate Action In A Climate Of Job Insecurity

By Hazel Graham and Stephen Graham, Theecologist.org -

Workers and environmentalists are joining forces to fight climate change. The seriousness of our environmental plight comes more clearly into view with each passing news cycle. The Canadian [...]

Chilean Workers Observe National Strike Demanding Labor Rights

By Staff, Peoplesdispatch.org -

On November 8, hundreds of thousands of Chilean workers organised a massive rally in Santiago as part of their national strike. The call for strike was given by Worker’s United Centre of Chile [...]

A Different WWI Anniversary

By Robert Ovetz,  Portside -

More than a decade before the New Deal, a wildcat strike wave during WWI brought about extensive concessions including right to organize, mandatory arbitration for employers, higher wages, and [...]