At the 2020 Vermont AFL-CIO Convention, held via zoom on November 21, delegates of this 10,000 member labor federation voted to authorize their Executive Board to call for a Vermont General Strike in the event that Donald Trump were to refuse to engage in a peaceful transfer of power or otherwise carries out a coup. Trump lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden by any measure. By the U.S. Constitution a transfer of power is to occur on January 20, 2021.Continue reading #Vermont AFL-CLO Votes to Authorize General Strike
Bangladesh. As has been reported, in March 2020 the Dragon Sweater factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh closed down and laid off 6,000 workers, using the CoViD-19 pandemic as a pretext.Continue reading Supporting suffering textile workers in #Bangladesh
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?