In What May be the Largest Strike in World History, Millions in India Protest PM Modi’s Policies

An estimated quarter of a billion workers in India went on strike today, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies.

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An estimated quarter billion Indians – roughly three percent of the world’s entire population – went on strike today across the subcontinent, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies. The protests were called by the Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and are thought to be perhaps the largest in

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On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

Corporate executives have wooed both Democrats and labor union leaders with increasing assertiveness, in a concerted effort to thwart the interracial labor movement that is the only fighting force to ever battle the plutocrats to a draw.

Workers march together during a 1946 May Day parade in New York City. Photo | Bettmann Archive

MINNEAPOLIS -- (Analysis) Three scenes from America’s class war: In 1897, the president of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta hired 20 Negro women to work in the folding department of one of the mills. The other 1,400 workers, all white, promptly walked off the job in protest. According the historian Philip S. Foner in his book Organized

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Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

No matter the jubilation articulated by the White House, Wall Street or the Washington press corps, happy days are most definitely not here again. So what accounts for the yawning chasm between a utopian jobless rate and a dystopian reality for a growing number of Americans?

President Donald Trump, right, talks to Scott Sauritch, a maintenance worker at Irvin Works and President of Local 2227, during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Trump signed two proclamations, one on steel imports and the other on aluminum imports. Susan Walsh | AP

WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration and the media were positively giddy at the news: the U.S. had added 223,000 jobs in May, representing a record 92nd consecutive month of jobs growth, and reducing the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the height of the dotcom boom in 2000. “New Milestones in Jobs Report Signals a

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New Wall Street Bubble Putting The Hurt On Workers

Are we are in another credit bubble getting ready to pop?

Published in partnership with Shadow Proof. Yet more evidence that having a Wall Street-led recovery was a bad idea. The third installment in the Reuters series on post-crash Corporate America, called “The Cannibilized Company,” details a sad state of affairs for workers employed by large companies that turned to stock buybacks financed by

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From Arkansas To Beijing: Wal-Mart Is Eating The Earth

MintPress attended a recent panel discussion on how Wal-Mart workers are organizing — or failing to organize — to protect their rights everywhere from “Bentonville to Beijing.”

Traders and their dependents attend a rally to protest against foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector in New Delhi, India

WASHINGTON --- Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Since that time, the retailer has made its way around the globe, shutting down small businesses and trampling on workers’ rights in its quest to deliver “everyday low prices.” Wal-Mart represents what Nelson Lichtenstein describes as the heart of “a new era of

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Corporate And Elite Interests Holding All the Cards But One… The People

The latest coalition to emerge from the progressive grassroots issues ‘call to arms’ in order to revolutionize a system rigged against workers and families.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin) Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday told a packed crowd of progressive labor activists and community organizers that she agrees with their new demand of "putting families first and good jobs for all"—because

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