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The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike

The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike Last night the Occupy Oakland general strike took place where occupiers were able to shut down the Port ...
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The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike

The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike Last night the Occupy Oakland general strike took place where occupiers were able to shut down the Port ...
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The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike

The world's eyes on Occupy Oakland's General Strike Occupy Oakland announces general strike. Community leaders express support. occupy oakland general ...
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Police investigate construction workers’ stoppage in RAK

Police investigate construction workers’ stoppage in RAK | real utopias | Scoop.it
Situation under control after workers laid down their tools at the weekend
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China Factory Workers Strike Over Housing Benefits - Wall Street Journal

China Factory Workers Strike Over Housing Benefits - Wall Street Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hundreds of workers went on strike this week at a southern Chinese shoe factory, the latest in a spate of labor unrest sparked by disputes over employment benefits.
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Walmart Workers are Winning!

Walmart Workers are Winning! | real utopias | Scoop.it

Because of pressure from workers, Walmart said this week it will raise wages for all its workers. But workers aren't giving up until Walmart publicly commits to give them $15 an hour and full time.


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Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location - KTVN

Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location - KTVN | real utopias | Scoop.it
By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of...
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Striking Shenzhen factory workers seek support from municipal trade union

Striking Shenzhen factory workers seek support from municipal trade union | real utopias | Scoop.it
Close to 1,000 workers at Artigas Clothing & Leatherwear Co. Ltd in Shenzhen have been out on strike for seven days in a bid get the company to address their demands over unpaid social insurance, overtime, and compensation for factory relocation.
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Workers occupy Turkish coal plant's entrance, block road to oppose privatization - Hurriyet Daily News

Workers occupy Turkish coal plant's entrance, block road to oppose privatization - Hurriyet Daily News | real utopias | Scoop.it
A group of workers blocked a highway for over half an hour on Dec. 1, in protest at the imminent privatization of the Yatağan coal plant in the southwestern province of Muğla
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Review: How wildcat strikes made public worker unions grow and thrive - Facing South

Review: How wildcat strikes made public worker unions grow and thrive - Facing South | real utopias | Scoop.it
Joe Burns' latest book examines the wave of wildcat strikes that swept the U.S.
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Argentina. RR Donnelley: workers occupied the factory to put it into production against the illegal closure of the multinational company’s factory

Argentina. RR Donnelley: workers occupied the factory to put it into production against the illegal closure of the multinational company’s factory | real utopias | Scoop.it

(Garín district, Buenos Aires, 12/8/14). Trade union delegate Jorge Medina said: “after closing its plant in the Garín district of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in a totally illegal fashion, leaving more than 400 families on the street, and that the Ministry of Labour confirmed that the company is breaching the ruling of the court that ordered both sides to have (compulsory) arbitration to resolve the labour dispute, the shop stewards’ committee and workers at R.R. Donnelley have resolved in an assembly to occupy the factory and begin production, in order to defend the 400 jobs. The workers denounce this closure as illegal and we are not going to be intimidated. We demand the immediate re-opening of the plant under the same working conditions, number of workers and salaries. If the company alleges that it is in bankruptcy we will begin production.

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Greek workers face arrest for being on strike - EUobserver

Greek workers face arrest for being on strike - EUobserver | real utopias | Scoop.it


For us, access to energy is a human rights issue and so its supply should remain under public control and ownership.

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South Africa: Two hundred thousand metal workers on strike - bosses respond ... - In Defense of Marxism

South Africa: Two hundred thousand metal workers on strike - bosses respond ... - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, 1 July, hundreds of thousands of metalworkers went out on strike in the engineering and metals sectors, bringing the industry to a complete standstill. The strike involves small, medium and large companies, with more than 220,000 workers at about 10,500 workplaces. Some of the big companies that are affected includes Bell Equipment, Dorbyl, Murray and Roberts, Scaw Metals and Reunert.

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Police, strikers clash in Brazil a week before World Cup's opening game - Tico Times

Police, strikers clash in Brazil a week before World Cup's opening game - Tico Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO — Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday as traffic chaos gripped the Brazilian mega-city less than a week before it hosts the World Cup’s opening game.

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#ChinaSolidarity: 48,000 workers on strike largest Adidas & Nike shoe manufacturer

#ChinaSolidarity: 48,000 workers on strike largest Adidas & Nike shoe manufacturer | real utopias | Scoop.it
A major struggle for worker justice has erupted in China. In the largest industrial action in China's recent history, some 48,000 workers are entering the second week of their massive strike. Their employer, Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, calls itself the world's top manufacturer of sports footwear.
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China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive - Reuters UK

China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive - Reuters UK | real utopias | Scoop.it

The number of strikes so far this year is up by close to a third - the biggest surge in protests since the global financial crisis, according to one labour group - as businesses cut costs and foreign companies restructure or close operations in response to slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy.

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Seattle General Strike: Historical Legacies of the IWW and Workers Control - YouTube

2009 marks the 90th anniversary of the Seattle General Strike. This is the second part in a series on that event. This week, Indymedia presents a speech by Howard Kimeldorf, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, given at the anniversary celebration held in the Seattle Labor Temple. He describes, to an enthusiastic crowd, a bit of radical Seattle's history, along with the circumstances of the Seattle General Strike, and the syndicalism it exhibited. Recorded live on 2/7/9, his presentation is "Historical Legacies of the IWW and Workers Control." Those interested in labor will be fascinated to hear the details and see the photos of the first general strike in the US. Activists will marvel at some radical history they probably haven't heard before.

  

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Amazon Workers in Germany Strike Again

Amazon Workers in Germany Strike Again | real utopias | Scoop.it
As Amazon builds more warehouses around the world, it is increasingly relying on human labor. Employees in Germany are trying to unionize to have more control over their fates. On Monday they took their cause to Seattle.
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US fast food workers stage strikes - Irish Independent

US fast food workers stage strikes - Irish Independent | real utopias | Scoop.it


Most fast food locations are also owned and operated by franchisees, which lets companies such as McDonald's, Burger King and Yum Brands say that they do not control worker pay.

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Should the public service have the right to strike? YES

Should the public service have the right to strike? YES | real utopias | Scoop.it

It might seem like ancient history, but it wasn’t long ago that Canadian governments knew how to balance their books — and then some. The collective operating surplus of Canadian governments in 2007 equalled almost $40 billion. Teachers, nurses, and other public servants did their jobs. Tax revenues were more than sufficient to pay for their valuable work (in fact, average tax rates were falling, not rising).

 
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Strikes To Hit 100 American Cities

Strikes To Hit 100 American Cities | real utopias | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
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Amazon workers in Germany strike and threaten more action

Amazon workers in Germany strike and threaten more action | real utopias | Scoop.it
Nearly a thousand Amazon employees on Monday participated in strikes at two of the company's German sites and services union Ver.di threatened further action as the year's busiest shopping season begins.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation