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New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power? Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

Striking workers in matamoros

Two months after workers launched wildcat strikes in the Mexican city of Matamoros, 89 “maquiladora” factories, mostly in the auto parts, electric, and metallurgical industries, have agreed to workers’ demands for a 20 percent raise and a bonus of 32,000 pesos (US$1,655)—half of the average yearly salary. The strike wave has become known across Mexico as the “20/32 movement.”

意大利菲亚特铸造厂1963年的野猫斗争

Parable of the good boss, the good unionist, and the wicked worker

意大利1960年代“工人主义”的经典作品,关于1963年菲亚特汽车公司铸造厂的“夜猫”式斗争。早期“战斗性工人调查”的探索,也介绍了“阶级构成”、“阶级重组”等概念,关于工会如何限制了工人自我行动的分析。

Oakland's City Union backburners precarious workers at their own peril

Half of Oakland's city union workers are precarious and can be fired at will. If SEIU wants to bargain for better wages for all, they need to start by getting their own house in order. Half a union is no union at all.