Strike

West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism

February 27, 2018

Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner

Florida Department of Corrections Denies Statewide Prisoner Strike

February 3, 2018

Prisoners in Florida organize statewide strike demanding payment for labor, cheaper commissary, restore parole for lifers, and to expose abuses, but FDC argues that there are no reports of work stoppages or interruptions in daily operations

Michigan

May 3, 2016
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn’t have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill

"Workers' Rebellion" at Verizon

April 19, 2016
Tatiana Hill, Verizon Wireless Sales Representative, says Wireless workers are fighting for basic job protections in their first ever contract negotiation

Brazilian Military Deployed, Civil Unrest Intensifies Two Days Before World Cup

June 9, 2014

The Brazilian government deploys more than 200,000 troops after workers across sectors continue to strike. Amnesty International warns the Brazilian government’s response to protests and strikes could lead to indiscriminate violence.

The Bond Report

January 29, 2014
Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa

"Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. Chicago's 99% Pt. 1

November 21, 2013
TRNN interviews “Mayor 1%” author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel’s battles with Chicago’s 99% pt 2

US Strike on Syria Staved Off

September 18, 2013

Vijay Prashad: China and Russia will be very cautious and will not permit a Chapter VII resolution – a military attack on Syria

Latin America

September 14, 2013
In Colombia after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, blocking more than 40 roads nationwide, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.