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Apple Retail Workers Initiative
international | workplace struggles | news report Wednesday June 15, 2011 22:01 by PaulB - 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group
A Union drive in computer giant Apple retail is breaking new ground. Apple showroom employee Cory Moll who works in an Apple computer store in San Francisco has started a drive to unionise retail workers in a rare move at the company.
A Union drive in computer giant Apple retail is breaking new ground. Apple showroom employee Cory Moll who works in an Apple computer store in San Francisco has started a drive to unionise retail workers in a rare move at the company. He wants to unionise his fellow workers to fight for better wages and conditions. Unfair practices at the company have spurred him in this struggle.
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Global Day of Action Against Starbucks - Belfast Picket 22:20 Sat 05 Jul 2 comments
Organise! and the WSM Belfast branch picketed Starbucks in Belfast city centre today from 12 to 1 pm. Despite the miserable weather around 12 people joined the picket and leafleted passers by and potential customers outside the coffee shop. At the start of the picket 3 people had gone inside to leaflet customers and staff. There was a very positive response to the picket however one person was falsely accused of assaulting a Starbuck's member of staff after leafleting staff and customers inside.
Turkish Shipyard Workers Go on Strike to Stop Deaths 02:21 Sun 08 Jun 4 comments
Turkish National Shipyard Workers go on strike on 16th of June to stop workplace deaths in Tuzla, near Istanbul in Turkey. [ Ελληνικά]
In this week’s "Global Labour Column," Lucien van der Walt expresses pessimism against statist Left policies as an alternative to neoliberalism. He advocates a working class Left approach that is freed of the failed statist past and rooted in historical anti-statist, libertarian Left traditions. He argues that statist Leftism is weakened by past crisis and current powerlessness, hence his call for a rebooted Left politics that must centre on self-managed class-struggle and universalism, rejecting notions that nationalisation or political parties can result in fundamental change. Van der Walt discusses, as an example, the bottom-up collectivisation of the anarchist/syndicalist Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939, and its strategic implications. Lucien van der Walt is Professor of Industrial Sociology at Rhodes University, South Africa, works on labour and left history and theory, and is involved in union and working class education and movements.
van der Walt, Lucien (2014) “Reclaiming Syndicalism: From Spain to South Africa to Global Labour Today,” Global Labour Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 239-252.
Wages struggle: Reformist or Revolutionary? Nov 28 0 comments
Some on the Left argue that wage struggles are inherently reformist. The reality is that they can be either reformist or democratic (the latter as an embedded element of an overall revolutionary struggle). A thin line divides the two. The difference is that the reformist will be satisfied with reforms and stop there, while an autonomous democratic movement that has the potential to contribute to revolution will keep demanding more and more, continuing to weaken (not mechanically) capital and finally challenge its existence.
On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs Aug 23 0 comments
Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber* explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully…
Not Waving but Drowning Nov 06 0 comments
Since the birth of the organised labour movement there have been intermittent claims that some alteration in the conditions of workers had rendered class struggle irrelevant or who suggested that class stratification meant that different workers had different interests and thus could not take united action. This was apparent in the struggle between craft unionism and syndicalism in the days of Connolly and Larkin, or the mantra that “the class struggle is over” in more recent times.more >>
Union organizations from Africa, America, Asia and Europe meet in Paris Mar 22 CGT 0 comments
The Confederación General del Trabajo (Spain), the Union Syndicale Solidaires (France) and the Central Sindical e Popular Conlutas (Brazil) have extended an international invitation to all organizations that consider themselves part of the combative trade union movement and see the need for social transformation to an international trade union meeting to be held in Paris from 22 to 24 March in order to work towards the coordination of alternative trade-unionism on an international level. [Castellano]
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May Day May 01 Anarkismo 0 comments
Leaflet of Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG) distributed at todays May Day rally and events in Melbourne.
No Capitalism Without Crisis Apr 30 MACG 1 comments
On May Day, we put forward our alternative. It is libertarian communism, a society without governments or bosses. A society of peace and freedom, of justice and equality. We can build a new world. It is the only way out of the irrational, unjust and unsustainable one we live in today. [中文] [Ελληνικά] [العربية] [Castellano]
The European Union & the new social order May 26 CGT 1 comments
On 18 October 2007, the European Council met in Lisbon and adopted the new Treaty of the Union, a mini-Treaty of what was once the European Constitution Project and a reform of the current EU Treaty drawn up in Nice 2000. At the same time, the president of the European Commissionsion and the President of the Council at the time, announced the signing of a principle of agreement on flexicurity in the EU, between the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and European employers.more >>