tobacco industry

Turkey: Tekel workers take on the government and the unions

A detailed account an analysis of the struggle of thousands of Tekel workers in Turkey against mass closures, who have been on strike for weeks and have now occupied the headquarters of the country's main union confederation.

Jose Yglesias remembers the solidarity of the cigar makers and their lectors - Studs Terkel

Postcard of lector reading in Havana cigar factory - 1900s.

A personal account, as told to the late Studs Terkel, of the cigar workers community in early 20th century Tampa, Florida - its strong traditions of solidarity and self-education; and the role of the 'lectors' or workplace readers.