Submitted by Supply Chain Re... on Sep 29 2015 04:05
On 19 September 2015, at least a dozen rank-and-file railroad workers gathered at the United Electrical Hall in Chicago, Illinois for a conference of 80 people with the purpose of building bridges with ecologists, especially given the recent spate of oil train derailments and explosions.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Sep 27 2015 16:02
The Angry Language Brigade and the London IWW have officially ended their dispute with the Leicester Square School of English and its wage-stealing owner, Craig Tallents.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Sep 23 2015 16:36
Interesting look at the working conditions and workers' resistance in H&M warehouses in Germany and factories in India.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 20 2015 23:15
A short article by John O’Reilly & Monica Kostas, celebrating five years of Recomposition.
Submitted by Nao on Sep 20 2015 12:37
The stock market crash happens at a time when the Chinese development model has reached a turning point, and the financial turmoil reflects underlying structural problems of the economy.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 19 2015 18:38
A piece by Phinneas Gage detailing some examples of labour struggles that happened outside of state labour board strategies.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Sep 16 2015 19:59
The comrades in Faridabad (an industrial area on the outskirts of Delhi) reflected critically on their former Marxist-Leninist trajectories, e.g. the trade union question, in light of both practical experiences in their industrial area and theoretical efforts to re-read Marx and to familiarise themselves with the international left communist debate since Lenin.
Submitted by Phil on Sep 14 2015 16:32
After a campaign that seemed to drag on endlessly in the wake of the general election, Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour Party leadership by a landslide. The most immediate consequence of this has been a surge in membership. Here are some reasons not to get caught up in the tide.
Submitted by Steven. on Sep 14 2015 11:04
A brief history of walkouts of schoolchildren across the UK in October 1889 against corporal punishment and excessive workloads.
Submitted by Supply Chain Re... on Sep 13 2015 18:53
After two well-attended Rail Safety Conferences, the first on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Richmond, California and the second on Saturday, March 21 in Olympia, Washington, a third -- titled "Railroad Safety: Workers, Community & the Environment" -- will be held on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 13 2015 07:35
A piece by Marianne LeNabat that takes us through an overview of how students in recent decades have become saddled with debt, how a student movement rose up in NY during the height of Occupy Wall Street, some of the lessons we can draw from organized resistance, and the ripples that student fights caused spreading solidarity throughout various sectors of society.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 12 2015 02:49
Housing and labor groups come to support the workers of the Janus Youth Shelters as they challenge the boss during IWW negotiations. Workers and organizers confront the director of Janus, asking why he pays poverty wages while making $150k a year.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Sep 11 2015 11:10
We send the following thoughts ahead of the Plan C festival hoping that it will allow people who attend the meeting to prepare and people who cannot attend to take part in the debate.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Sep 6 2015 18:51
When it comes to problems on the job, we're generally given few options: quit, vote, join a union. Here's why that's not good enough.
The final part in a series challenging some of the underlying assumptions of American political thought, earlier parts here, here, and here.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 6 2015 01:54
Video from the Housing for All March, uniting Pacific Northwest tenant organizers against no-cause eviction, houselessness, rising rents, and landlord control.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Aug 23 2015 22:34
Part 3 of a now 4 part series looking at some of the 'common sense' too often taken for granted. This section looks at the ways we already support each other at work and how we can build on that. Parts 1 and 2 can be found here and here.
Submitted by akai on Aug 20 2015 19:48
A few thoughts on the fake strike of Polish immigrants.
Submitted by Hieronymous on Aug 17 2015 05:03
I just saw Straight Outta Compton near my home, in a tiny theater that dates back to the silent era (1913) and which has miraculously survived the wrecking ball. It brought up so many vivid memories and thoughts since N.W.A.'s music was kinda the soundtrack of my life as I grew into adulthood and was politicized by events depicted in the film.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Aug 16 2015 18:49
The second in a three part series examining to some of the underlying assumptions of American political thought. Part 2 looks at the market and explores why, despite what we're told by politicians and bosses, the market fails to meet our needs as workers and consumers.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Aug 9 2015 02:07
The first in a three part series examining to some of the underlying assumptions of American political thought. Part 1 focuses on our working lives, the contradictions of the economy, and why too many of us struggle to get by.