do the World's Work
We Make the World Run
Without Us, the Rulers Are Nothing
GLOBALLY ORGANIZED LABOR!
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Us Our Wages!
The Scandal of Unpaid Wages
the graphic to help:
Drives Russian Workers Toward
the Second Russian
Power to Strike Committees!"
long decades we lived as serfs of the
feudal CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet
Union--risephoenix). Now, new exploiters
. . . have thrown us into the new, bourgeois
slavery. It is the gang of communists
and democrats who has brought Russia to
the brink of catastrophe. It can be prevented
only by a revolutionary organized working
class. There is no other social force
that can do this! This is why we, workers,
are taking today all power and responsibility
for the fate of our society."
- The Strike Committee of ZiM - City
of Samara, Russia
around the World Demand:
the Genocide Against the Iraqi People!
19 protest in San Francisco. WW photo: Bill Hackwell
Financial Districts across the world filled not
with profit and plunder but with the sounds and
rythms of party and pleasure
a world where people
have control of their lives and communities
actions protests pickets stunts
shut-downs leafletting blockades games hacktivism
sit-downs lockdowns free food occupations teach-ins
parties & more
DO IT ON
delegates resolved to bring dramatic growth and
increased activism to the Labor Party.
Report from LP Press
AFL-CIO Organizing Institute
Organizing Institute was founded by the AFL-CIO
in 1989 to promote and foster union organizing
as a vehicle for social and economic justice.
One of the first projects of the Institute was
to recruit and train a new generation of union
organizers. The Institute works in conjunction
with unions around the country to overcome the
internal and external obstacles to organizing.
to organize a union where you work
to become a trained union organizer
at home and abroad
the Locked Out ABC Workers
in . . .
. . . an alliance of nine Iranian political
groups and organizations set up in 1994 in response
to a clear need to create and organize an alliance
of radical organizations of the left .
are seeking your help to set up an active
defense of the struggles of the Iranian
defense of Iranian political prisoners and
defense of the struggles and the rights
of Iranian women
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has
the right to equal pay for equal work.
Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable
remuneration ensuring for himself and his family
an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented,
if necessary, by other means of social protection.
Everyone has the right to form and to join trade
unions for the protection of his interests.
24. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure,
including reasonable limitation of working hours
and periodic holidays with pay.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of
living adequate for the health and well-being
of himself and of his family, including food,
clothing, housing and medical care and necessary
social services, and the right to security in
the event of unemployment, sickness, disability,
widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood
in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special
care and assistance. All children, whether born
in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Adopted by the United
Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948,
and binding all member states
artwork by Mike
Economic Human Rights Campaign
. . .
national effort led by poor and homeless families
to raise the issue of poverty as a human rights
violation in the United States.
'welfare reform' attacks all working people --
not just those whose benefits are cut."
Party (US) Statement
of the century'
strike for three weeks.
leaders threatened by paramilitary death squads
with eight union leaders assassinated.
World is our Picket Line!
of the key ports around the world with Solidarity
Actions for the Liverpool Dockers.
Locked-out Liverpool dockers have forged important
international solidarity actions to save their
jobs and their lives.
They're up against the same onslaughts by the
bosses and governments that workers everywhere
Supporting their exemplary struggle
is supporting yourself!
Lockout home page
Jade / Liverpool Dockers Defense Committee Web
shipowners, represented by the Pacific Maritime
sued labor activists who are fighting
to protect waterfront workers around the world.
This is a major workers' fight-back page.
bosses are the same around the world.
It's an international fight:
Around the World
at Labournet ( UK)
was the 60th Anniversary of the one of the
greatest victories in American Labor History:
Flint Sit-Down Strike
Take over the plants and win!
we can learn today
from what they knew then:
greatest battle of all, the Flint sit-down strike
of 1937, again, was one that came from below. The
top leadership of the UAW and the CIO did not make
the plans. If anything, they were fearful of so
great a challenge to the bosses and the government.
But the seizure and occupation of the GM plant electrified
workers across the country. They came from everywhere
to help out. Women organized their Emergency Brigade,
which started with cooking meals and ended with
women carrying two by fours battling the cops.
the victory at GM there immediately followed hundreds
of sit-downs in factories and offices. The tide
had turned. When the Steel Workers Organizing
Committee threatened to lead a national strike,
the steel bosses, undefeated in unionbusting for
60 years, gave up without a fight and recognized
workers of the '30s knew that the laws had all
been written by the bosses. They knew the cops,
the judges, the politicians and the military were
all working for the bosses.
National Guard confronts union supporters outside
GM plants in Flint, 1937
article here by the
Walter P. Reuther Library
Michigan Historical Museum
version gives too
much credit to politicians
and too little credit to the rank and file.
win a measure of justice they said: To hell with
the cops! To hell with the judges and injunctions!
To hell with the National Guard! And to hell with
. . . In the end, the bosses decided they
would rather live with unions than face a full-scale
civil war, a class war.
David Sole, president of UAW Local 2334, in
his opening address at the 12/7/1996 conference
in support of the striking Detroit newspaper
anyone still ask: "Do We Need Unions? Is it Worth
Here's an answer, from
real life in California: click
And here's another: It
runs more than skin deep with these
Articles for Organizing Today
Smacks the Smug New Face of Union-Busting
by David Bacon, via an external
link to CAQ
The Corporate & Government Line-up against Labor
& Labor's Response
Go ahead -- organize. Who's stopping you?
via an external link to The
Labor Party Press
NAFTA has not only resulted in the loss of hundreds
of thousands of jobs,
it has become a powerful tool employers use to keep unions
out and wages low.
Promising Workers' Organizations in the USA
And no political parties! That's
the slogan of the Industrial Workers of the World
-- the Wobblies. They've come back to life, they're
growing, and you can find them -- and join them
new Labor Party
in the US was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in June
It offers the hope of new political power for American
The Labor Party can be found here:
Party Home Page
to Abrogate the Maastricht Treaty - - in French
Summer projects make corporate America tremble,
and you can apply right now!
The Union Summer programs of the AFL-CIO thrust
over 1,000 students, workers, and community activists
onto the front lines of the U.S. labor movement.
In 1996, forty-three separate three-week "waves"
in twenty-three different cities coast to coast,
Union Summer activists made their mark on union
organizing campaigns and other struggles for social
and economic justice.
Click the graphic.
Recent Key Struggles
people of Albania rose up in the greatest uprising against the
market economy yet in Eastern Europe or the former USSR.
The New World Economic Order is vulnerable when workers refuse
to take it any more, even in a spontaneous revolt like this.
On-the-scene-report -news you
Won't get from the corporate media!
And an external link with reports and analyses from the UK:
in Revolt -- Insurrection in Albania
At dawn on 26 December 1996, the ruling party of South Korea
unilaterally passed amendments to the labor laws which amounted
to a grave new anti-worker attack.
Protesting against the new laws, Korean Workers stood up to
fight with massive general strikes and demonstrations.
This is their site, providing news of their actions and the
opinions of Korean workers:
Strikers' Home Page in Korea
Look at the AFL-CIO
There has been a recent big shake-up in
the leadership of the largest official union organization in the
US: the AFL-CIO. We all hope that their more militant words
will be followed by more militant actions.
You can find out about who the new leadership is and some stuff
about their backgrounds.
A few who have links to the bosses' side are exposed too: Click
Look at US Labor Law
the NLRB Good For US Labor?
What the record shows is that the whole
scheme of labor laws, of which the NLRB is a component, is ultimately
designed to diminish the power of the unions. . . from