workers rights

How a Group of Starbucks Workers Emerged Victorious in Their Union Fight

It is hugely significant that even one café out of thousands in the iconic Starbucks coffee chain has beaten back the company’s union-busting tactics to choose collective power in the workplace. By Sonali Kolhatkar The iconic American coffee chain, Starbucks,…

Why Amazon Is Terrified of Its U.S. Workers Unionizing

With a second union vote at its Alabama warehouse coming at a time of rising worker disaffection, Amazon is clearly worried that American workers will go the way of Europe: toward collective bargaining for their labor rights. By Sonali Kolhatkar…

Why Record Numbers of Workers Are Quitting and Striking

Taken together with a sharp increase in union strikes, the mass resignations of individuals indicate a deep worker dissatisfaction across the nation. By Sonali Kolhatkar On September 14, a young woman in Louisiana named Beth McGrath posted a selfie Facebook…

Mass Demonstration against the New Proposed Labour Bill

On 10 June 2021 the first gathering and protest march took place against the draft law which will be presented to parliament to be put to the vote by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis. The bill,…

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview…

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US…

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

By Mary Metzger The 21st Century may well mark the end of capitalism as we know it. The groundwork for the revolutionary transformation of the social and economic relations of the capitalist mode of production are already in place and…

Independent unions found new global union federation

By labournet.tv In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they…

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

12 April by Peter Bakvis for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt The World Bank decided last year to devote the 2019 edition of its flagship annual policy review publication, the World Development Report, to the theme of…

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

07.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities The Walmart Workers’ Network, an online group with an estimated 10,000 members across China, has gained considerable publicity over the last month as its campaign…

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