A march by janitors in Houston, Texas, was attacked by police on 16 November leaving four inured and 44 arressted.
Taken from Houston Justice for Janitors
A short biography of American Communist-turned anarchist Russell Blackwell who travelled to Spain during the Civil War.
Born 1904 - USA, died 1969 - USA
“the anarchist revolution must in no instance utilize the antisocial principles of hierarchy, bureaucracy, and authoritarian discipline.” Russell Blackwell
Short history of a strike by miners in Colorado in 1927 and the massacre of strikers at the Columbine mine by the state militia. The strike lead to an almost complete shut down of the mining industry in the state.
For the fifty years prior to 1927, the struggles in the Colorado mines had been a flashpoint for labour relations throughout the mining industry and had been marked by many strikes, aborted uprisings and confrontations between miners and mine owners, and the state militia.
The strikers have travelled to Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Washington to rally support from other janitors, in what the union organisers have called a "national escalation plan".
The Houston strike is entering it's second week, with around 1,700 janitors on strike. They are demanding a wage increase from $5.30 an hour to $8.50, and health insurance from their employers. The janitors are employed by several different companies, and are organised in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
A short history of a strike by Disney animators in 1941 and the organisation in the years building up to it.
Throughout the 1930s workers of the flourishing entertainment industry of Hollywood had been organising themselves into unions. Stagehands, actors, directors, editors and writers had all successfully, albeit slowly, formed their own organisations through this massive drive for union recognition.
Janitors from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) went on strike last week asking for a pay rise to $8.50 an hour and health insurance.
The janitors work for several companies, and have been calling for janitors across the city to join their strike. The janitors are targetting ABM Janitorial Services, GCA Services, OneSource, Sanitors Services of Texas and Pritchard Industries Southwest.
Deaf students continue to occupy Gallaudet University in Washington DC in protest against the incoming President.
Students at America's only liberal arts University for the deaf have continued their protests against the incoming President Jane Fernandes, who they say is not committed to the advancement of deaf culture.
The nurses at Umass Memorial Medical Centre have won the demands of their strike after five hours' picketing.
The nurses walked out on Thursday after negotiations throughout Wednesday night failed to deliver. During the five-hour picket, an agreement was made and the nurses have managed to fight off a series of contract concessions.