car industry

Korean bosses lock-out workers and blackmail them into no-strike agreement and a scab union

On 30 July, the Mando Corporation - a South Korean auto-parts manufacturer - locked out all unionised workers. It is now blackmailing them into a no-strike agreement, and encouraging them to join a new trade union, that the bosses created immediately following the lock-out.

Hired security guards in full riot gear used to violently break strike in South Korea

A company that specialises in strike breaking and union busting is hired by a South Korean auto-parts plant to violently disperse 'locked out' workers.

Statement from the Indian Suzuki workers union regarding recent violent clashes with the bosses

Update and a Statement issued by the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union

Finally got the news

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

Documentary about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, a radical black workers' group based in the car factories of Detroit. Through interviews with members, supporters and opponents as well as footage of leafleting and picket lines, the film documents their attempts to build a radical black workers' organisation to take on both management and the union and fight to improve conditions for all workers, black and white.

Indian Suzuki workers lynch and hospitalise 40 managers

Following the unfair suspension of a worker, Suzuki management hire hundreds of goons to attack workers. The workers respond by lynching and hospitalising over 40 managers, killing at least one.

Workers autonomy strikes in India: Maruti Suzuki strike in Manesar (June, September, October 2011)

An analysis of the Maruti Suzuki strike by Mouvement Communiste, and Kolektivne Proti Kapitalu, and suggestions on a way forward based on engaging in workers militant inquiry.

The battle of the overpass - Jenny Nolan

An article from The Detroit News describing a 1937 incident in which UAW organizers, in their attempts to leaflet at a factory in the Detroit area, were beat by Ford guards.

Crisis in the auto sector - Peter Linebaugh and Bruno Ramirez

Article from American autonomist marxist magazine ZeroWork about auto industry labor struggles.

The 1934 Toledo Auto Lite strike - Ted Selander

National Guardsmen charge the picket line

A speech given by participant Ted Selander on June 3, 1984 at an anniversary celebration of the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike.

5400 workers on redundancy payment at FIAT plant in Mirafiori, Turin

Sergio Marchionne, FIAT CEO

Sergio Marchionne has managed to set a new record in his activity as the CEO of FIAT: that is, to layoff the whole workforce of the Mirafiori plant in Turin.