strikes

Interview with an RMT member: The New Year tube strikes

With two tube strikes in as many weeks, and more still to come, libcom.org conducted this interview with a long standing London Underground worker and RMT member on the eve of the second strike.

Pilots to strike at RAF bases

Airmen training military helicopter pilots in Shropshire are set to become the first at an RAF base to go on strike after overwhelmingly backing action.

Strike and wildcat - a day on the Underground

The day-long strike of London Underground station staff ended last night, as 45 stations were closed.

New York Times delivery disrupted by wildcat strike

Today deliveries of some of the US's most popular and influential papers were disrupted by a wildcat strike of the carriers.

BA sack second solidarity striker

British Airways has sacked a second worker for taking part in the wildcat strike which paralysed the airline's Heathrow operations last summer.

Melbourne tram dispute and lockout 1990 - anarcho-syndicalism in practice

The history of the January-February 1990 tramways dispute in Melbourne, Australia which saw transport workers, under anarcho-syndicalist influence, taking control of the trams and running them for free before power was cut off by the bosses. Includes a short introduction with information about the anarcho-syndicalist tram workers grouping involved.

The strike that shut down New York

A report and analysis of the strike of New York City transport staff that shut down the city for three days, and brought down all the government's anti-union laws on the workers. Despite this, strikers managed to win important concessions.

Still on strike! Recollections of a Bisbee deportee - Fred Watson

Bisbee deportation

An account by a striking miner and Wobbly (Industrial Workers of the World member) who was deported with 1,185 other strikers to New Mexico by armed vigilantes hired by copper bosses to defeat the strike.

New year's eve tube strike on safety and jobs

London Underground (LU) gate line, platform and ticket office workers struck for 24 hours on New Year’s Eve against the imposition of new working patterns and the issuing of “at risk of displacement” letters.

Self-organisation and action in the US post office

A US bulk mail centre

An account of sabotage, solidarity and wildcat strikes at a large postal sorting office in the US by Judi, a mail handler.