As the Delta variant spreads in the country, state governments, including those of the Workers Party and the Communist Party of Brazil are reopening schools and the entire economy.
On June 25, Unite suspended industrial action at Jacobs Douwe Egberts. It is seeking to ram through a concessions-based agreement demanded by the company.
The workers were prepared to strike against low wages, poor staffing and dangerous working conditions this week, but it was called off by the SEIU, which claimed to have reached agreements with two major nursing home companies.
Despite the continuing media blackout of the Volvo strike, the influence of the Volvo strike is making itself felt among other workers, who are beginning to draw important lessons from the strike.
The Mack-Volvo Rank and File Committee in Macungie, Pennsylvania has been formed as a body independent of the official trade union and calls on other workers to do the same in their industry.
This statement was passed unanimously at a committee meeting Tuesday, and we will fight for our demands in the weeks and months ahead to ensure that the surge of the Delta variant is fully contained.
Our committee opposes the right-wing laws recently passed by the Tennessee legislature that would withhold funding to schools where teachers “promote” class or racial antagonisms or are insufficiently “impartial” in their treatment of historical instances of such antagonisms.
Volvo workers issue statement: “Where we are, what we’ve gone through and what’s next in our struggle”
This statement was issued by Volvo workers as they begin to return to work at the New River Valley plant today, following the UAW’s betrayal of a more than month-long strike last week.