South Africa. Centred on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and within it, key unions like the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the unions developed an ideological and strategic orientation described by scholars (e.g. Eddie Webster and Glenn Adler, 2000) as “radical reform” or “structural reform.” The thinking of the main unions in South Africa remains, to this day, profoundly shaped by the “radical reform” (RR) model.Continue reading Economic Policy from Below: an Anarchist Critique of the #COSATU Unions’ “Radical Reform” Project
Bangladesh. On August 27th, the protesting Dragon Sweater garment workers held a meeting to decide on the next steps for their ongoing movement for the payment of their wages and benefits. Since the negotiations are not proceeding and the owners are making no concessions, they decided to take to the streets again in future dates, to be decided.Continue reading Dragon Group workers in #Bangladesh vow to continue their fight. Global solidarity spreads
Vermont. Jerold Kinney for VSEA president.Continue reading United! Seeks To Win In #VT’s 3rd Largest Union
Vermont AFL-CIO: United! Candidates capture all eleven leadership positions following special election. Leftist Shift In VT Labor Affirmed By Locals.
This week a special election will be held for District Vice President positions within the Vermont AFL-CIO. Nominations will be done via zoom on August 12th (5:30pm). Official delegates will receive the call in information via email. Voting will be conducted on-line until Friday.Continue reading VT AFL-CIO Members: Vote The UNITED! Slate This week!
Vermont AFL-CIO Position Statement On The Fight Against Racism: Now Is The Time For Unity & Action!Continue reading #VT AFL-CIO First State Labor Council In Nation To Support Black Self Determination
100+ VEHICLE CARAVAN PICKETS FOR JOB SECURITY & NEW DEAL IN BURLINGTON – SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER!Continue reading #Burlington #VT: Powerful Day Of Progressive Labor Unity – AFSCME 1343 Picket
I am writing this testimony to show how teleworking, while augmenting our teaching workload, also reduces our ability to fight; through the example of a struggle of temporary workers in France in which I took part. Of course these words do not represent the position of the Collectif des précaires du Mirail.Continue reading #Toulouse, #France: The Temporary Workers of the University of the Mirail Defeated by the #Pandemic?
Poland. A few days ago, in an Amazon warehouse near Poznań (Poland), one of the workers died of a heart attack during a night shift. Other employees associate this death with hypoxia and heat – the obligation to wear face masks at work.Continue reading #Poznan, #Poland: The new rules were to protect workers, they turned against them. Death in #Amazon
Bornheim. Germany. The wildcat strike of Romanian agricultural workers in Bornheim shows that struggles are possible even under conditions of racist super-exploitation.Continue reading Wildcat strike at Spargel Ritter in #Bornheim, #Germany