Tag Archives: Strike action

Egyptian strike wave topples cabinet

Workers in the state-controlled textile industry, mostly women workers, and public transport workers, sanitation workers, office workers, doctors, and even policemen launched a wave of strikes that caused Egypt’s Prime Minister and his entire cabinet to resign. Continue reading

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BART workers forced to strike

From the November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters: BART workers forced to strike Oakland, Cal.—“One day longer, one day stronger!” shouted a transit worker to kick off a noon rally on Oct. 18 at Oakland’s Lake Merritt BART (Bay … Continue reading

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BART workers face strike-breaking tactics

Several hundred rallied in support of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers trying to negotiate a contract with a modest raise and no more takeaways. Continue reading

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ATU orders bus drivers back to work

ATU orders bus drivers back to work: The strikers kept up the picket lines through a cold New York winter, defying rain, snow, and Bloomberg. The decision to order the drivers and matrons back to work in February came without any input from the strikers. Continue reading

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Walmart workers strike

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Walmart workers strike Workers struck at Walmart in Pico Rivera, Calif., on Nov. 20, demanding an end to retaliation against workers who speak out. On Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Hostess bankruptcy as a move against workers

To counter the propaganda from Hostess and other capitalists who claim that labor’s demands are forcing them to close their doors and threaten the very existence of the supposedly iconic Twinkie, a lot of messages like the following are being … Continue reading

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Solidarity with South Africa’s miners

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Solidarity with South Africa’s miners Oakland, Calif.—On Aug. 24, 100 activists converged on Oscar Grant Plaza to express solidarity with the South African miners’ struggle in Marikana and outrage over the … Continue reading

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