Workers Struggle

Labor Notes 2024: Towards a United Front for the Class Union

On April 19-21, the bi-annual Labor Notes conference of union militants, will be held in Chicago. Five thousand participants are expected. This is a beautiful proof of the vitality of the American working class, on the economic and union terrain. As the international bourgeoisie re-arm across the world in preparation for renewed inter-imperialist conflict, the

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Striking Levi’s Workers Call for International Solidarity Actions On Saturday

Since our last report on the matter, 450 worker, of the newly formed combative Birtek-Sen union,  at the Özak Tekstil factory which produces Levi’s jeans, have continued their strike despite layoffs by the company and government repression. The union is now calling for international solidarity this Friday on social media and for workers to gather to

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Fred Meyer Worker Rank and File Committee Begin Fight for $40 an Hour Ahead of Union Bargaining

The fight for $40 is on! Fred Meyer workers in UFCW local 555 have initiated their own rank and file committee called United for Class Wide Action (UFCWA). UFCWA is committed to ensuring a contract bargaining campaign that will truly improve their working conditions. Sign their petition to support their demands, help circulate their petition,

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Internationalist Class Solidarity from the United States with the struggling Özak Tekstil Workers in Turkey! (Turkish and English)

For the past 10 days, factory workers at Özak Tekstil, a textile factory in Urfa, southeastern Turkey, have been on strike and fighting heroically against the company, the collaborationist union, and the boss’s regime. It all started on November 19th, when about 450 workers out of 700 employed at the factory gathered in an assembly

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The State of the Starbucks Struggle: Current Obstacles as Red Cup Day Strikes Near

The struggle thus far is best characterized by the failed strategies of labor bureaucrats in the union to deliver decisive wins, and the necessity of class unionism to revive the labor movement. Material wins for Starbucks workers cannot be sustained outside of conscious efforts in the class struggle. The Starbucks Workers United (SBWU) union has

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Class Unionists Shut Down Portland Walgreens in Solidarity with Pharmacist Walkout

On October 9th Pharmacists with the American Pharmacists Association (APA) union began a three day walk out in Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Massachusetts. The actions are taking place in protest of increasingly unsafe working conditions. While Walgreens pharmacies across the country have been shutdown, other Walgreens workers remain on the job, forced to endure the

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