The Tragedy of the Cheminots

The Deep Meaning of the French Railroad Strikes by Diana Johnstone, originally published on Global Research, April 21, 2018 The current series of railroad strikes in France are portrayed in the media as “labor unrest”, a conflict between the government and trade union leaders, or as a temporary nuisance to travelers caused by the self-interest of a privileged category of[…]

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Class war and imperialist war

Protesters face riot policemen while members of associations, unions and collectives, supporting migrants but also occupants of the ZAD (zone to defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, demonstrate against evictions on March 31 in Nantes, western France. by Rémy Herrera posted on Workers World, April 24, 2018 April 22 — France is no stranger to strikes and demonstrations. But in this early spring,[…]

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On the Picket Line

By Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis posted on Workers World, March 18, 2018 Support Spectrum workers’ strike! Union busting is the name of the zero-sum game that telecommunications giant Charter Communications, known for its Spectrum brand, is playing in New York City against 1,800 workers in International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, who have been on strike since March[…]

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Labor Briefing for March 2018: West Virginia Teachers Strike (Updated)

Photo: Hundreds of teachers and school personnel rally at the Capitol building on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.V., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) Currently labor is routinely abused, wages are under horrific downward pressure and Unions are under constant attack.  Bill Onasch describes the state wide strike of the teacher’s union[…]

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Union group argues for public ownership of energy systems

by Christine Marie, originally published on Socialist Action, Feb 18, 2018 As Bill McKibben and other climate leaders keep reminding us, the cost of solar and wind energy keeps dropping. They assure us that if government continues to incentivize private investment with guarantees of profitable it would make these renewable sources competitive with fossil fuels and lead to a green[…]

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Syracuse University union drive: Grad workers denounce tax plan

Student workers affiliate with SEIU Local 200United Nov. 30. by Minnie Bruce Pratt, originally published on Worker’s World Syracuse, N.Y. — Worker outrage and organizing was the order of the day on Nov. 30, as some 150 members of Syracuse Graduate Employees United and their supporters rallied on Syracuse University’s central quad. SGEU was speaking out both for the right[…]

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