Connecticut Governor Calls National Guard in Advance of Health Care Workers Strike
Health care workers across Connecticut state are threatening to walk out this Friday unless the governor agrees to increase state funding to the nursing homes where they work. In response Democratic Governor Ned Lamont is requesting the National Guard.
James Dennis HoffMay 12, 2021
Colombia and the Red Thread of Rebellion in Latin America
The rebellion in Colombia is part of a process of class struggle that has unfolded throughout Latin America, especially since 2019. It reinforces the need to build revolutionary parties and an international revolutionary leadership that will allow these struggles to be led to victory.
Claudia CinattiMay 10, 2021
Rebellion in Colombia: Thousands in the Streets during National Strike
Massive protests continue against the Duque government in Colombia, a country whose policies are strongly dictated by U.S. imperialism. Meanwhile, union leaders, the political establishment, and opposition are attempting to divert the mobilizations.
Salvador SolerMay 6, 2021
Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote
The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.
Olivia WoodMay 4, 2021
Nationwide Strike Round-up: Steelworkers, Nurses, and Auto Workers
A round-up of actions across the United States by steelworkers, nurses, and auto workers striking for health care, wage increases, safe staffing, and better contracts.
Ernie GottaMay 2, 2021
The Pandemic Couldn’t Stop Us: Labor Struggle Is Back and Strong As Before
From auto manufacturing and coal mining, to healthcare and higher education, workers across the United States are striking in numbers not seen since before the pandemic.
James Dennis HoffApril 27, 2021
Columbia Graduate Workers Organize to Vote No on Proposed Contract
Graduate student workers at Columbia will soon be voting on whether to accept a proposal for their first union contract. But the proposed contract sells out almost all of their demands.
Olivia WoodApril 20, 2021
Lessons of the 1934 Textile Strike: Their Relevance for Today
In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of U.S. textile workers took advantage of new legislation and joined unions in an industry that had been facing economic hardship even before the Great Depression. Exploitative working conditions in the South led to one of the largest labor strikes in U.S. history --- one that suffered a bitter defeat. The story and its lessons deserve to be told.
Emma LeeApril 18, 2021
The Legacy of Mother Jones: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner’s Wife
Left Voice speaks with the wife of a mine worker who is currently on strike for a better contract at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama.
Left VoiceApril 15, 2021
“This Strike’s Far From Over”: Interview With a Striking Miner In Alabama
Over a thousand coal miners are on strike in Alabama and have recently voted down a tentative agreement to end the dispute. Left Voice interviewed one of the miners about the situation on the ground and why they voted to continue the fight.
Left VoiceApril 10, 2021