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Why We Strike

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

If today's labor movement is going to reverse decades of decline, union leaders are going to need to forget the habits of the last 30 years and learn something new from the rank and file: You don't win a fight by not fighting.

Kaiser 'Woefully Unprepared' At Meeting With Nurses On Strike

LAist | Andy Sternberg in News on March 11, 2011 9:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente LA Medical Center left frustrated after meeting with hospital management one week after staging a protest on Sunset Blvd. ...

My Interview With Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou... From the Top of the Acropolis

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Hill

Prime ministers are pretty busy people, especially when the capitalist world believes that your nation could be a domino that brings down the rest of them.

Sarkozy's Unfinished Reform

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

French public opinion and political culture is at least one ocean apart from those in America. But the French failure to meet the challenge of reform in 2010 teaches America that the longer it waits, the harder and more unfair reform will become.

Why We All Need a Rally to Restore Sanity

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

"Anger," said a man who used to call himself a Sex Pistol, and now appears in ads for butter, "is an energy". Well, it can be. You could, I suppose, s...

A Tale of Two Cities: Riots in Paris, Cost cutting in London

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The United States would do well to pay close attention to Britain's very real revolution. Washington needs a George Osborne.

French Protesters Have It Right: No Need to Raise Retirement Age

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The demonstrations that have rocked France this past week highlight some of its differences from the United States. This photo, for example, shows the...

Problems in France

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Cracks in the American Way, as Labor Stands Strong in Europe

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The groups carrying the "One Nation" banner might want to focus a bit less on projecting an aura of middle-class liberal harmony, and instead learn from the mass appeal of European union militancy.

What Can Fans Do If Labor Disputes Take the Games Away?

David Berri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Berri

ime and time again fans promise that if the players walk, the fans will walk also. Time and time again, though, fans come right back to the games they love.

Was the Mott's Strike "Victory" Really a Victory?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

By threatening massive wage cuts, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group was able to force the union to accept small benefit concessions and a two-tier employee system that saves Dr. Pepper Snapple money.

France Roma Strikes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Tourists And Commuters Bear The Brunt Of Strikes In France, London

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

PARIS — French strikers disrupted trains and planes, hospitals and mail delivery Tuesday amid massive street protests over plans to raise the re...

Sour Apples: Mott's Workers Continue Strike as Harvest Season Looms

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Akito Yoshikane

Pressure to resolve the dispute at Mott's apple processing plant in Williamson, N.Y. increased last week when the region's apple pickers said they'll cross the picket line to harvest this year's crop.

Chinese Workers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


China Labor Troubles

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Historical Precedents for the Strike Wave by Chinese Workers at Honda Plants

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

There's a special significance to the fact that, thanks to a strike wave at Honda factories in Foshan, Chinese protests are making headlines at this particular time of year.

China Labor Troubles

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


What Ronald Reagan Would Think of Striking Senators

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

WWGD -- What Would the Gipper Do? Crush recalcitrant Republican senators who would stop the government's business in what was a de facto strike without picket signs, that's what.

Growing Factory Occupations Threaten to Break the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

The successful struggle at Republic Windows has provided a model under which workers can successfully fight the banks by occupying their plants.

May Day Fails its Promise to Workers

Bama Arethrya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bama Arethrya

We should think about commemorating May Day this year by standing in solidarity with the workers of Colombia and the Philippines, and anywhere where organizing is life-threatening.

French Troops In Guadeloupe To Quell Violent Riots

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

France is sending four military police units to Guadeloupe after one person was killed during month-long riots and strikes on the French Caribbean isl...

Negotiating with Taxis

Lauren Hilgers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Hilgers

I've had near-death experiences as a pedestrian in China, but inside taxis, drivers have educated me on topics from the financial crisis, aliens and, of course, the difficult business of being a taxi driver in China.

Boeing Workers End Strike, Return To Work

AP | RORY MARSHALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. production workers began returning Sunday night to the factories where they build jetliners, one day after they voted to en...