posts categorized asGlobal Affairs Articles

French Workers Fight to Maintain 35-Hour Work Week

by on March 23, 2016

French workers are fighting to maintain their 35 hour work week. Adopted in February of 2000, as part of the platform of France’s Socialist Party, it became effective in 2002. Now, despite no ill effects in productivity the MEDEF, or the “Movement of the Enterprises of France,” which is an employer’s union, is pressing for a return to the past.

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LAWCHA Joins the Global Labour History Network

by on March 2, 2016

The Global Labour History Network (GLHN) is an interdisciplinary network of historians and other social scientists, founded in Barcelona on June 16, 2015. It unites local, national and regional scholarly associations, journals, archives and museums, as well as committed individuals, who aspire to further the study of work and workers in the broadest sense.

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Oaxaca Teachers Still Fighting Corporate Education Reforms

by on February 26, 2016

Ten years ago, one of the most radical unions in the hemisphere, the Sección XXII of Mexico’s National Education Workers’ Union (SNTE), led a vibrant movement against the state governor’s heavy-handed rule in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The demonstrations, known to many as the “Oaxaca Commune,” featured six months of mass marches, public encampments, and neighborhood barricades.

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The Days of Action: The Character of Class Struggle in 1990s Ontario

by on November 15, 2014

Illustrated by Orion Keresztesi, written by Doug Nesbitt and Sean Carleton, and augmented by an introduction by David Camfield, The Days of Action comic book examines the popular uprisings that occurred across Ontario during the 1990s known as “The Days of Action,” and explains the lessons they hold for oppositional organizing today.

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