Historic victory for the Left in the Tire workers’ union (SUTNA)
On April 29, a united left slate won a historic victory in the elections of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores del Neumático Argentino (SUTNA - United Tire Workers’ Union of Argentina). The Negra-Roja-Granate (Black-Red-Garnet) list convincingly defeated the Violeta (Violet) list led by Pedro Wasiejko, who has controlled the union since 2000. This historic victory for clasismo (working-class politics) signals the defeat of one of Argentina’s most important union leaders and the first time in decades that the Left has won national control of any union in the country.
Sean RobertsonMay 6, 2016
A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?
The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who demanded an explanation from company executives.
Ivan MatewanOctober 31, 2015
The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India
Published on Sunday, August 30 - 2015 Written by Radical Socialist
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2015
“Labor Needs to Get its Own House in Order Around Race”
In this interview, economist and labor educator Michael Yates* talks about the crisis of the labor movement, its relationship with the anti-racist movement, FightFor15 and much more.
Michael D YatesAugust 12, 2015
No Place for Cops in Our Unions
Last week, Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations. This call offers a way in which workers can take up the fight against police brutality at their jobs, and put pressure on their unions to sign on to this demand.
Julia WallaceAugust 7, 2015
Maritime Union of Australia elections: continuity and change
The Quadrennial Elections of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have just been finalised, with newly elected officials taking office on July 1. The election results in the union which covers the economically strategic areas of shipping, stevedoring and the offshore oil and gas industry were a real mixed bag. The Maritime Union and its predecessor unions have had a long association with Communism, an association which has left behind a contradictory legacy.
Sean RobertsonJuly 22, 2015
‘The key is the organization of the supply-chains for fast food and the new retail stores’
Charlie Post is a Professor at City University of New York and a socialist activist. He is the author of the book American Road to Capitalism. In this interview originally published in Esquerda Diario, he talks about the concept of Precariat, the novel ways of workplace organizing and the challenges for the Left.
Left VoiceJuly 16, 2015