Strike

40,000 UC Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender

40,000 UC Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender

March 17, 2019

UPTE-CWA and AFSCME workers are holding a one-day strike March 20 not just over wages and benefits, but over a larger social struggle for dignity in their work

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

December 21, 2018

Every Christmas the German workers of Amazon attempt to strike and disrupt the company’s profits during the busiest time of the year. The management uses bonuses to tempt workers to break the strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

December 10, 2018

Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says Justin Trudeau is abandoning the values he claims to care about

Month-Long Student Strike Paralyzes Colombia's Public Universities

Month-Long Student Strike Paralyzes Colombia’s Public Universities

November 16, 2018

Colombia’s university students face on-going repression of their protests, while they continue their month-long university strike, demanding adequate funding for the public university system. Recently elected conservative president Ivan Duque faces his first crisis. We speak to Prof. Forrest Hylton

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

September 19, 2018

Chicago’s UNITE HERE union is engaged in one of the largest labor actions in the city in decades, for a new contract for service workers at 30 hotels, with simultaneous strikes at 26 of these. We speak to the Local 1 strike captain    

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