textiles

1987-88: Lunafil Strike in Guatemala City

Detailed account of a lengthy strike by textile workers in Guatemala who risked lockouts and death to maintain their working conditions.

1992-96: Asian Immigrant Garment Workers Protests

An account of the struggle of mostly immigrant Asian garment workers for work compensation and improvements in conditions.

1909: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Strike

Two years before the horrific fire that claimed 146 garment workers, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was the focal point for a struggle that encompassed the entire garment industry of the city of New York

1913: Barcelona Textile Strike

A strike by women in the cities textile industry against discrimination and working conditions.

1919: Peru General Strike for the 8 Hour Day

A strike by male Peruvian textile workers for a universal 8 hour work day and pay increase spread throughout the Peruvian economy.

1902: Belgian General Strike

In the late 19th century, the Belgian state tried several tricks to keep its parliament dominated by the wealthier classes. In response a serious of general strikes were used to force the government to implement reforms. However the Belgian Workers Party was often a hindrance in these struggles as the 1902 strike demonstrates.

Class & Poverty in the Maquila Zone: Avery Wear

Article about working conditions in Mexico's free trade zones.

Behind the camouflage; a new strike wave in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Garment workers protest - Ashulia, Dec 2016

Following a period of relative quiet after the 2013 Rana Plaza factory disaster, new struggles emerge from the garment factories.

US Proxies Terrorising Workers in Haiti... Again: Ricky Baldwin

An article about the use of paramilitaries and the Dominican army to terrorise Haitian workers and the lengths employers will go to break strikes.

Working for the Rat: Murray MacAdam

An article on working conditions for Haitian textile workers for the Disney Corporation and the attempts by US labour activists to pressure the company to reform its practices.