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Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983: Connexipedia Article
Dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a unionized copper miners.
Australian maritime dispute of 1890: Connexipedia Article
Was the first of four great strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, which caused political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonia...
Australian waterfront dispute of 1998: Connexipedia Article
Severe and protracted industrial relations dispute, primarily between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Patrick Corporation, a stevedoring and transportation company.
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
45 Days of Solidarity: How Verizon workers outmatched the country's largest telecommunications company.
Katch, Danny
The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers -- members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- ended after forty-five days with a tentativ...
Harlan County USA
Kopple, Barbara
An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
Homestead Strike: Connexipedia Article
A labour lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Labor Scores at Verizon: Against The Current vol. 89
Douglas, Rachel
On August 6 87,000 members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) struck Verizon Communications in twelve states from Maine to Vir...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Potrait of a Strikebreaker
Horowitz, Roger
It was hard to reconcile this affable young man with the picture he was presenting of himself as a narrow-minded careerist who had found strikebreaking was a fast track to advancement at Gannett. But...
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Rank and File: Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers
Lynd, Alice; Lynd, Staughton (eds.)
A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: Walking Out and Winning: Against The Current vol. 124
Early, Steve
Labor's strike effectiveness and organizational strength have long been connected. Throughout history, work stoppages have been used for economic and political purposes, to alter the balance of power ...
Strikebreaker: Connexipedia Article
A strikebreaker or scab is a person who works despite an ongoing strike. Strikebreakers are usually individuals who are not employed by the company prior to the trade union dispute, but rather hired p...
The Strikebreakers Go on Strike... Police Militancy vs. Labor
The article excerpted here explains the reactionary and anti-labor nature of the 1971 New York City patrolmen's strike and of the police themselves. The article is reprinted from Workers’ Action (No. ...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
A Troublemaker's Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!
La Botz, Dan
An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
U.S. Strikes Drop Dramatically
A decade of Reaganism has left employers in a position to destroy unions without fear of significant political and public retribution.
What Happened - and Didn't: Behind New York's Transit Strike: Against The Current vol. 124
Downs, Steve
Early on December 20, 2005, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing some 33,000 of New York City's subway and bus workers, called a strike. When dawn broke, there was no public transport...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Global online communication for a democratic, independent labor movement.
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An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...

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Labour spies
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Labour spies are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of ...

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A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
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Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.