Farmers and workers plan a mass strike in India this Wednesday, January 8, in protest of the agrarian crisis, attacks on labor rights, and the new Citizenship Amendment Act. They will be joined by student groups and citizenship rights groups.
Thursday’s protests completed the circle of anger against Mr. Macron begun last year by the Yellow Vests. This time, it was the unionized employed — teachers, hospital workers, some civil servants — who came out.
French workers cherish their welfare state. That’s why they’re striking. Macron’s proposed retirement reforms are latest attempt to erode the safety net. The people are fighting back. First anniversary of Yellow Vest uprising marks an historic moment
Claire O'Connor; Kim Scipes; Joe Berry; Fred Glass; Peter Rachleff; Gregory A. Butler; and Paul Ahrens
Last week Portside Labor posted an article, New Calls for a General Strike in the Face of Coming Climate Catastrophe. This has generated considerable response and debate within the labor movement and amongst labor historians.
Today, this strike is largely forgotten, or worse, when remembered, dismissed as a long lost cause, sometimes reduced to a “disaster” – that is, a near fatal setback for Seattle’s working people. It was neither.