Workers’ movement in the US
Thousands protest against right-wing coup attempts in Bolivia and other stories

Today we look at mobilizations in defense of the Indigenous Wiphala flag in Bolivia, protests for democracy and quality education across schools in Swaziland, and more

US workers strike In US, over 10,000 workers in John Deere warn of a strike

A strike deadline was announced by the United Auto Workers unions at various John Deere plants after workers overwhelmingly voted against the company’s tentative contract

US Hollywood strike In historic vote, 60,000 Hollywood workers authorize first ever countrywide strike

Workers employed in major film and television production houses have complained of abysmal working conditions such as long hours, often exceeding 12 hours a day, low wages and low healthcare contributions from producers

Protests spread amid severe shortages and soaring prices in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in Lebanon as the state cuts subsidies, the trial ordered against digital rights activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, and more

US Volvo workers strike Volvo Trucks workers on strike again in Virginia

The second wave of strike at the Volvo Trucks North America plant in Virginia, US comes after workers resoundingly rejected the second tentative deal offered by the company

Despite month-long lockout at ExxonMobil, workers continue to push for fair wages

After more than a month of being locked-out ExxonMobil, oil refinery workers in Texas continue to struggle for their jobs and fair contract and call for greater accountability from the corporation

Investigation confirms Ugandan forces shot unarmed people in November and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into police killings during the November protests in Uganda, the lockout of ExxonMobil workers in the US, and more

McDonald’s workers strike for wage hike

McDonald’s has promised a wage hike plan to be rolled out over the next few months. But Fight for 15 has rejected the plan as a “PR stunt.”

Israel and Hamas announce ceasefire in Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas, violent arrests of student protestors from a rural school in Mexico, and more

Thousands in US participate in nationwide McDonald’s strike, reject ‘PR stunt’ wage hike plan

Workers at McDonald’s outlets in 15 major cities across the US participated in a one-day strike demanding wage hikes and union rights

US Volvo workers strike Workers at Volvo Truck plant in US reject compromised deal

Close to 3,000 workers at Volvo Truck North America rejected a tentative deal negotiated by the company and the union by a 91% ‘No’ vote, opening up the possibility of strike action to resume

McDonald strike US McDonald’s workers across US gear up for strike demanding wage hike

The one-day strike will be held a day before the annual shareholders’ meeting. McDonald’s made $5 billion amid the pandemic last year but an average worker earns around USD 7.25 per hour.

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