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A group of around forty women have been leading a struggle for jobs and pay at the Selfex factory in the south east of Caracas for several weeks. The company, which makes women’’s underwear under...

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December’’s two and a half day transit strike in New York City was like a massive bolt of lightning which illuminated class relations in the US. During those 60 hours the biggest city in the...

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With nearly half of working people raising children, access to affordable, quality childcare is a basic necessity for tens of millions of people. Yet working families are caught in a catch-22: parents need to work...

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On Aug 19, mechanics, parts cleaners, and janitors represented by the Airline Mechanics Fraternal Association went on strike against Northwest Airlines. Northwest had been asking these union members to accept a contract that can only...

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By Alan Jones, Shop Steward, IUO There was little to celebrate at the July convention marking the 50th anniversary of the AFL-CIO, the labor federation which until then united almost all the country’s major unions....

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Socialist Movement Pakistan (Pakistani section of the CWI) played a leading role in a strike of 61,000 Pakistani telecommunications workers. These workers went on strike at the end of May against the Musharraf government’s privatization...

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After three weeks of strikes, protests, and blockades, the working class and peasants of Bolivia forced the resignation of President Carlos Mesa and effectively vetoed the nomination of his right-wing successor, Hormando Vaca Diez. Eduardo...

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The union movement must focus on uniting with us the 9 out of 10 workers who have no union. Without doing so, we not only cannot build a broad movement for social and economic justice,...

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The labor movement faces an historic crisis. Real wages are falling for most workers. Jobs, skilled or unskilled, are insecure. Millions are losing their health insurance, and corporations are hacking away at pensions. Only 7.9%...

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In May, Congress approved an emergency military spending bill that earmarked another $82 billion for the Iraq war. But this huge waste of workers’ tax money to extend the war in Iraq was not the...

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