Alabama Coal Miners Protest Outside BlackRock Office in New York
On Wednesday morning, UMWA coal miners picketed the Manhattan office of BlackRock to demand a better contract. These workers recognize that they put their lives on the line to keep society running while bosses collect the profits.
Otto ForsJuly 29, 2021
We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis
Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.
Maryam AlanizJuly 21, 2021
Forced to Work 80 Hours a Week, Frito-Lay Factory Workers Are on Strike for Their Lives
As prices for basic consumer goods rise, corporations like PepsiCo, which owns Frito-Lay, are raking in billions while paying their employees poverty wages and investing almost nothing in additional production.
James Dennis HoffJuly 18, 2021
Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution
For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.
Maryam AlanizJuly 15, 2021
Brooklyn Oil Workers At United Metro Energy Enter Second Month of Strike
The workers of United Metro Energy Corp. in New York City have been striking for two months to win a first contract. Against a billionaire boss who continues to delay negotiations, it will take militant action to break this deadlock.
Ioan GeorgJune 23, 2021
3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again
After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.
James Dennis HoffJune 16, 2021
Wildcat Strike at Gorillas, a Grocery Delivery Startup in Berlin
Workers at the on-demand grocery delivery service Gorillas have gone on a wildcat strike. They have been blocking warehouses after one of their colleagues was fired. This is an intense, exemplary struggle that demands international attention.
Simon Zamora MartinJune 14, 2021
Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019
Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico’s electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.
Maryam AlanizJune 3, 2021
“I’ll Never Cross a Picket Line”: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner
An interview with a striking coal miner in Brookwood, Alabama gives us a glimpse into Warrior Met’s stalling negotiation tactics, the conditions at the picket line, and the solidarity that is keeping the strike alive.
Left VoiceMay 13, 2021