Written by Erek Slater, 7/1/20 Yesterday, workers were able to stop management from calling the police to have me removed from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus garage where I work. Workers have elected me to be their shop steward and union Executive Board member for over six years and three terms. However, also yesterday, CTA gave us notice that on Tuesday, July 7 they … Continue reading Update on Campaign to Rehire Erek Slater
The well-known Mexican labor lawyer Suzana Prieto Terrazas was arrested on June 8, 2020 on frame-up charges of “inciting riot, threats and coercion of public officials”. Since the creation of the SNITIS Attorney Prieto Terrazas has experienced undue threats, intimidation and affronts to her character for the creation of the union and the support of workers. In reality, Suzana Prieto played a pivotal role in … Continue reading Mexico: For the Immediate and Unconditional Freedom of Susana Prieto!
Last Friday, February 1, 2019, workers at the GM plant in São José dos Campos, Brazil took a militant step forward in their fight against GM’s threats and demands for concessions. Their union, Sindicato dos Metalúrgicos (Metal Workers’ Union), held a meeting to discuss GM’s demands, but it was no ordinary meeting. They held the meeting RIGHT AT THE PLANT GATES, complete with a … Continue reading Brazilian GM Workers Show the Way, Hold Mass Plant-Gate Rally