Matthew Dimick reflects on how strikes are measured and why workers strike.
Rasmus Hästbacka and Kristian Falk of the Swedish syndicalist union SAC argue for a third path between the “consensus fundamentalism” of mainstream labor bureaucracy, and a “fixation on strikes” among the grassroots, namely re-learning how to build pressure within the workplace.
MK Lees offers context to the recent IATSE strike vote and potential settlement.
On the fourth anniversary of a strike, Alexis, a server at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York, reflects on the action with her coworkers.
Marianne Garneau challenges the current focus on bringing back large strikes, arguing that the wellspring of labor militancy historically has been worker-led action on the shopfloor.
Morgan M looks at the strike wave in Italy in the wake of government and industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, interviewing a firefighter who is a militant in a local “rank-and-file” union
KW Wu and Violet Bell report on a hospital staff strike amidst a growing union movement in Hong Kong
A postal worker in Canada describes how they are building capacity to defy back-to-work legislation, by “taking back the workfloor”
A worker at a GM components plant explains why she is unhappy with the tentative agreement between the company and the UAW.