strikes

Violence in the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce strike

LA Times article from 1986 discussing the court hearings about violence deployed during the Imperial Valley lettuce strike 1979. The article is not sympathetic to the workers, but contains information not easily found elsewhere.

Lettuce Strike Apparently Succeeding Despite Odds

Washington Post article from 5th February 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

Bloody fight in lettuce fields

Chicago Tribune article on from February 25th 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike.

Feb 26th 1979 report on the Imperial Valley lettuce strike

Article published in the New York Times with the headlineLettuce Strike Crippling 40% of California Output

Account on the conditions leading up to the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

An account by a farm worker on industrial background to the Imperial Valley California lettuce workers strike of 1979. Written for the National Ministry of Farm Workers.

Gender politics in the Korean transition to democracy

Jeong-Lim Nam's essay on Korean women's battles against dictatorship in the 1980s.

Is the working class movement dead?

Winter of Discontent, 1978-1979

The following article is loosely based on the notes for a pre-discussion talk by an AF member to a libertarian socialist discussion meeting in Leicester, 25 January 2017.

1980-1: Guam Teachers Strike

In 1980 the island of Guam's teachers went on strike for a living wage increase.

2005: New Caledonia Strike to Reinstate Fired Workers

When two employees were fired by their employer for strike activity their fellow workers brought the company to the brink of collapse in protest at their dismissal.

1959: Fiji Oil Workers Strike

The strike of 1959 was the first time a multi ethnic workforce struck together, and the response was martial law from the government and betrayal by tribal elders.