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South Africa: Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU
By November 28, 2014 Read More →

South Africa: Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles! WASP Reporters The pro-African National Congress (ANC) right-wing of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) leadership has accomplished what the apartheid regime could not and split the 2.2 million-strong trade union federation. On the night of 7/8 November – dubbed the ‘night of the long […]

Revolutionary Teamsters

Revolutionary Teamsters

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest labor revolts in U.S. history: the strikes of the Minneapolis Teamsters in 1934. Led by socialists, this historic strike opened an era of unprecedented revolt of the U.S. working class. Over the course of the […]

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BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

On June 10, BC Teachers (BCTF) voted 86% in favour of a full strike. Will the Liberal government of British Columbia continue its long attack on public education and teachers or finally start to hold real negotiations? Up to now, the government has refused to address the real needs of children and has tried to provoke […]

Posted in: British Columbia, Work
Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

$15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Video from Kshama Sawant (Seattle Socialist Councillor) & Jess Spear (15 Now organizer) Seattle City Council has agreed a $15 minimum wage. This will be the highest minimum wage in the US or Canada. Most minimum wages in Canada are $10, or a bit more. This historic achievement was the […]

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Victory for $15 in Seattle!

Victory for $15 in Seattle!

How Socialists Built a Winning Movement Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage. 100,000 workers will be lifted out of poverty, and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On May 29th the city council’s committee dealing with the minimum wage voted to raise Seattle’s […]

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Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Step up the Pressure to Close Corporate Loopholes! Working people across the country are being galvanized by the fight for 15, with the movement in Seattle headlining in national and international publications. As the Seattle City Council debates a plan for a $15 minimum wage, protests and strikes in over 150 cities took place on […]

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Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal

Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal

Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal However, his proposal includes numerous loopholes: Large companies have three years to phase in the $15 wage, four years if they offer healthcare benefits Small businesses (defined as having fewer than 500 employees nationwide) will have phase-in periods of anywhere between five and seven years Healthcare and tips […]

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China: 50,000 Strike at sports shoe manufacturers

China: 50,000 Strike at sports shoe manufacturers

Local government, police and company bosses coordinate crackdown It is one of the biggest strikes in China for decades and has attracted international attention. The strike at factories owned by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings in the Dongguan township of Gaobu is already one for the history books. Dongguan is in Guangdong province, which accounts for […]

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Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

For the last month, the main roads of Vancouver have been usually quiet as around 1,500 truck drivers who service the port of Vancouver have been on strike. On Thursday, March 28, after defying many threats, the drivers went back to work having won significant improvements in their working conditions. This strike was unusual as […]

Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle
By August 30, 2013 Read More →

Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle

Neoliberalism’s purpose is to shift the balance of money and power away from the working class and to the rich and their corporations. One of the strategies to achieve that goal is the weakening of the bargaining power and the working conditions of working people. Alongside the rise of automation, outsourcing, downsizing, and clawbacks of […]

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