Notes on America’s Railroads
Guy Miller explains the roots of Congressional strike breaking in the railroad industry.
Tories Collapse Amidst a Growing Strike Wave
Raymond Morell writes about the latest wave of strikes across the UK in the face of an inflation and cost-of-living crisis, and analyzes the strengths and challenges facing the burgeoning movement.
Mexico’s Ejido Experiment
Richard Velázquez Perales shows how Mexico’s ejidos offer more liberated relations of agrarian production but cannot alone resolve rural inequalities which predate, but were magnified by, neoliberal reforms.
Farah’s 50 Years Later
Fifty years ago, thousands of garment workers along the U.S.-Mexico border launched a two-year strike and boycott at Farah Manufacturing. Gabriel Solis draws lessons from their struggle for social movements on the border today.
In the face of reduced socialization while working, how can a 21st century labor movement develop the bonds required for robust anti-capitalist organization?
Kim Moody argues that the current economic conjuncture is among the most favorable for workers in decades. But might we see the organized militancy required to bring about better working conditions, wages, and contracts?
Coming Home from the Mines
Robert Ovetz reflects on the centenary of the Kansas wildcat coal strikes, considering the role of the Amazon Army and reflecting on lessons to be drawn from this labor history.
Upticks, Waves, and Social Upsurge
Kim Moody explores the significance of Striketober 2021: what it means, and just as importantly, what it doesn’t.
And the Band Plays On
The role of classical and other U.S. Military Bands in manufacturing patriotism, promoting class distinction, and defending imperialism.