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textThe Financial Market Casino Controls Politics by Ernst Wolff
The financial markets seem to be the measure of all things. Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their "competition," small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians give only give the trillions to big corporations. This subsidy net has become a kind of heart-lung machine, "socialism for the rich" or "new feudalism."...
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12AM
textPending Sacramento Teacher Strike by Solidarity Forever
Sacramento teachers thought they won their labor contract in December 2017 only to find that the school district is not willing to honor the contract. See https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/the-sacramento-teacher-strike-is-a-warning-to-the-redfored-movement-everywhere/...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 10:11PM
textUber/Lyft IPO Creating Millionaires While Exploiting Precarious Workers by Edward Escobar - founder AIW
Uber/Lyft Rush To IPO Before the Labor Laws Catch Up...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 3:44AM
textNational #DriversUnite Movement calls for SEC to reject Lyft IPO by The Alliance for Independent Workers
Protections for Gig Economy Workers Against Corporate Abusive Practices...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:11AM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
textTeacher anger exploding across the United States by Nancy Hanover (WSWS Repost)
Oakland strike, mass “sickout” in Kentucky...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 8:43AM
textOakland teachers continue strike as Kentucky teachers launch statewide sickout by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The issues which teachers confront across the United States are shared ones. Hundreds of teachers, parents and students on Wednesday afternoon shut down an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board meeting! Teachers from San Francisco and Berkeley are initiating a wildcat sickout in support of Oakland teachers! Two of the largest school districts in Kentucky will close as a result of over 40 percent of their teachers reporting sick! Teachers in Oakland have formed a rank-and-file strik...
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27AM
textOakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee by Ben McGrath (WSWS Repost)
To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers have announced the formation of a rank-and-file strike committee, independent of the pro-corporate unions and in opposition to all budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and school closures....
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:59AM
textFremont, California teachers stage sick-out by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
On Tuesday, February 19, teachers in Fremont, California, who have been working without a contract for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, staged a sick-out. The sick-out has been blacked out in the local media....
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:53AM
textUnions, Democrats rush to end strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:35PM
textRainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs by Nico Beckert and Bernhard Romerke
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surfaces. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power. Neoliberalism is no longer recognizable as ideology....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:44AM
textGrowing calls for nation-wide struggle by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The attack on public education is part of the broader onslaught against the rights and living standards of the working class across the United States and around the world. It is this global attack that produced the series of teachers strikes across the United States. The only way in which the striking teachers can carry out their fight to defend public education is by forming rank-and-file committees independent of the union and building for a nationwide strike....
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44PM
textWhy is there no strike pay for Oakland teachers? by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
Historically, the provision of strike pay was one of the elemental tasks of unions. The Oakland Education Association, however, is not providing a penny in strike benefits to the embattled teachers even though union dues are regularly deducted from their paychecks....
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:34PM
textWhy Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game by Amihai Glazer
New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs. My conclusion: is that Incentives just don’t work....
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:59PM
textSupport Oakland Teachers! For a General Strike to Defend Education! by WSWS Teacher Newsletter (Repost)
The miserable state of public education in California, which is 43rd in the nation in per pupil spending, underscores the need for struggle against capitalism and the horrific levels of social inequality it creates....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24AM
textPowerful Support for Oakland Teachers’ Strike by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
The strike is the latest in a wave of walkouts by teachers, which began exactly a year ago in West Virginia. In every case, teachers are fighting over the same issues and facing the same enemies: decades of defunding, falling living standards, punitive evaluation schemes to scapegoat teachers, and a bipartisan drive to close public schools and expand for-profit charter schools....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17AM
textS.F. Labor Council Says Hands Off Venezuela by repost
The following resolution was adopted by the Delegates Meeting of the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) on Monday, February 11, 2019....
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:34PM
textWhat are the Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization? by Joachim Hirsch and Gert Ungar
Capitalism seemed to have a more social or civilized face for a time. After Roosevelt's New Deal and the defeat of fascism, gradual development of the social state occurred in Europe. Unions were accepted. The rulers were forced to political and social concessions....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14AM