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30 June 1998
The World Socialist Web Site is interviewing auto workers throughout the world about the General Motors strike in the United States and the ongoing restructuring and consolidation of the global auto industry. The WSWS hopes to encourage a dialogue between workers internationally to facilitate a common political response to the assault on jobs, working conditions and living standards. We urge workers to e-mail their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Nick Beams, 30 June 1998
When the Thai government announced its decision on July 2, 1997 to float the baht, it did not make major headlines in the world news media. There were reports of problems in the Thai economy but certainly no indication of the momentous events to come.
By a New Zealand correspondent, 30 June 1998
Production is falling in New Zealand, accompanied by business predictions of depression.
By Editorial Board, 30 June 1998
The company's bellicose tactics indicate it has decided to pursue the current confrontation until the union publicly and demonstratively abandons any pretense of opposition to its cost-cutting drive.
By Bill Vann, 30 June 1998
If tourists wanted to understand more profoundly the significance of Trump Tower--that is, its place within the scheme of New York City's social relations--they could learn more from a visit to a courtroom in lower Manhattan.
By Ken Desmond, 30 June 1998
Negotiators bargained throughout the weekend and Monday but failed to reach an agreement to end the four-week Philadelphia transit strike.
By Jerry White, 30 June 1998
The strikes by 6,400 telephone workers against the sale of the Puerto Rico Telephone Company have garnered widespread support throughout the Caribbean island.
27 June 1998
Work delegates representing bus drivers working for private companies in the Australian state of New South Wales will meet next week to consider industrial action. The drivers are angry over the increasing number of assaults on drivers because of the failure of operators to provide adequate security.
27 June 1998
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27 June 1998
Giat, the French government's tank and munitions maker, will cut 10,500 jobs, a third of the work force. Unions are claiming that up to five of Giat's fourteen plants face closure. Alain Richards, the minister for defense, has admitted that 3-4,000 jobs will go, with details to be announced next month. Since 1996 Giat's work force has been cut by 2,500.