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On the General strike of 2nd September 2015

Background of current strike  –

In May 2014, the general elections brought the right wing BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party/Indian people’s party) led coalition to power. The previous government was not defeated because of a defeat of struggles, it was not reaction that brought down a supposedly progressive government, but public anger at the relentless attacks on the working poor. 2,698 more words

Reports And General Articles

On the brink (though we fell off) ...protest for Greece

Although the Syriza government capitulated, and gave in, accepting austerity worse than offered before the 62% OXI vote, the strength ovf a movement with popular leadership standing against austerity momentarily took the worlds breath away, sending the financial market into paroxysms of fear. 139 more words


West Coast dock workers ratify new five-year contract

After months of dispute, West Coast dock workers have reached an agreement with their employers.

Members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. 145 more words


Supply Chain Untangling After West Coast Ports Deal

A tentative agreement late Friday, Feb. 20, between operators of 29 West Coast container ports and their dock workers union cleared the way for weekend work to start unclogging the continent’s container shipping supply chain. 273 more words

Tentative labor agreement reached, local vendors still trying to meet demands

Relief may be in sight for those in Hawaii who depend on shipping to send and receive products. After nine months of negotiations, the union representing west coast dock workers and shipping companies agreed on a tentative contract Friday night. 349 more words


West Coast dockworkers reach deal

By Steve Almasy


(CNN) — Dockworkers at West Coast ports have reached a tentative contract agreement to end their labor dispute, a spokesman for the Pacific Maritime Association said Friday. 151 more words


2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. 902 more words