A strike by Indian workers at a Toyota Kirloskar auto factory near Bangalore bear a striking resemblance to the strike of Honda workers in Foshan, China in the spring of 2010 that set off a strike wave in Guangdong of auto workers at other companies (like Toyota), as well as electronics and even brewery workers. Confirming Beverly Silver's research on patterns of labor unrest, there have already been militant strikes at automakers Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki in India.
News story from March 27, 2014
This is a collection of newspapers from the Mechanic's Educational Society of America, called The Educator, from 1944-1952
The M.E.S.A. was founded in 1933, by Matthew Smith, a British machinist and socialist/syndicalist who was involved in the shop steward movement in the UK. After moving into auto production in the States, Smith helped organize the M.E.S.A., pioneering the unionization of skilled autoworkers. This Collection covers 1944-1952 with various mising issues. The M.E.S.A.
A history of the Flint sit-in strike by Walter Linder, slightly abridged by Solidarity and published as Solidarity pamphlet 31 on 1 November, 1969. Walter Linder was a member of the Maoist Progressive Labor Party, whose politics are rejected by both Solidarity and libcom.org, however Solidarity published the pamphlet due to the wealth and value of the factual historical information.
Issue of Solidarity's car industry bulletin from March 22, 1974, looking at the behaviour of the US auto workers' industrial union the UAW and how it was sabotaging and scabbing on struggles of its members at the time.