retail and food

Workers at third US Starbucks go union

In New York City at the end of last year Starbucks baristas and supporters wearing union pins and hats surrounded the store manager at the Union Square location in Manhattan tonight to announce their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union.

Anti church movement demonstration in Hyde Park - Karl Marx

Contemporary illustration of a riot in Hyde Park, 1866

An account by Karl Marx of a demonstration in Hyde Park, London, against a proposed ban on Sunday trading on June 24, 1855.

Tesco fuel drivers to strike over jobs

Transport workers delivering fuel to Tesco forecourts are to stage a two-day strike in a row over jobs.

Collectives in the Spanish revolution - Gaston Leval

Detailed account of worker-controlled agriculture, industry and public services in revolutionary Spain during the civil war.

Sabotage in a food factory

A short account of a brief and minor rebellion of three bottle stackers, by Patrick, a palletizer.

Worker sabotage in a Honolulu pineapple factory

Everyday sabotage and work-reduction in a Hawaii pineapple plant, by Lance, a pineapple packer.

Worker resistance at a liquor company

An account of resistance at a closing-down alcoholic drinks company by Roy, a shipping clerk.

58 year-old Asda worker sacked for buying rolls

Fran Edwards, a 58-year-old employee of ASDA in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has been sacked for buying some cut-price rolls and having £3 of her own cash in her pocket.

An account of agrarian collectives in Aragon - Augustin Souchy

An account of the workings of rural agricultural collectives in Aragon, revolutionary Spain, 1936-39

Tottenham pub saved by campaigners

Successful residents' campaign to save much loved local pub in Tottenham threatened by developers