Starbucks Fires Entire Organizing Committee in Memphis, Union Spreads to NYC

by Arjae Red, published on Workers World, February 11, 2022 Seven Starbucks workers at the Poplar and Highland Starbucks in Memphis, Tennessee, were fired Feb. 8 in the most vicious and blatant act of union busting by the company so far. These firings accounted for approximately 35% of the total workforce in the store, according to the press statement released[…]

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New trend/ U.S. workers strike and organize at a new pace

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, February 5, 2022 This lightly edited article, based on an interview with Workers World Managing Editor Martha Grevatt, was published Feb. 2 in the Danish Communist Party’s newspaper, “Worker.” With renewed determination, workers in the U.S. are staging strikes, forming unions or quitting their jobs in protest of underpayment and poor working conditions[…]

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Amazon Labor Union to file for election in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25

Statement by Workers Assembly Against Racism, published on Workers World, October 23, 2021 After organizing to form an independent worker-led Amazon Labor Union (ALU) for the last six months, workers at Amazon’s Staten Island JFK8 warehouse and the surrounding facilities (LDJ5, DYY6, DYX2) announced they would file for election Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. Pro-worker organizations,[…]

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Global Supply Chain Crisis: Workers’ Health and Safety vs. Capitalists’ Profits

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, October 7, 2021 At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. As students returned to in-person learning, schools found[…]

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Workers Shut Down France to Defend Pensions!

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, January 2, 2020 On December 5th, French workers walked off the job in massive numbers to protest a proposed attack on pension rights by French President Emmanuel Macron. The proposal would change the age required for public workers to receive full retirement benefits from 62 to 64. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe bluntly[…]

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French Labor Leaders Size up Yellow Vests

“Pink Vests” protest in Paris, March 30, 2019. (Léa Bouchoucha) By Léa Bouchoucha, published on Consortium News, May 16, 2019 Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other members of a new collective of professional child minders. They wore pink vests, held balloons and had set up a large[…]

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A Venezuela Union Leader and Militant Speaks on the State of the Crisis

Published by a guest author on Workers World, March 7, 2019 The following are excerpts from an interview with Stalin Pérez Borges, a union leader and veteran socialist militant in Venezuela. He is a member of the Unitarian Unionist Chavista League (LUCHAS) and of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers’ Central (CBST) Advisory Council. The original appeared in Spanish on Feb. 7[…]

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Teachers’ strikes are women’s strikes

Photo by David McNew / Getty Images By Ann Montague, Published on Socialist Action, February 7, 2019 The new wave of teachers’ strikes suggests one way that the fight for women’s liberation from the privatized tasks of social reproduction may unfold. The recent one-week strike in Los Angeles, which featured demands to arrest the privatization of public education and improve[…]

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