United Auto Workers (UAW)

With universities about to go on summer break in the United States, Green Left’s Isaac Nellist, Jacob Andrewartha and Chloe DS caught up with US pro-Palestine solidarity campus activists Cyn Huang, Daniil Sapunkov and Amey about the state of the student protests.

unionists with signs

There were early signs of a victory for unionisation at Mercedes-Benz's Alabama factory in the United States, when more than two-thirds of the workers signed cards supporting a ballot for unionisation. But in a setback for the United Auto Workers' drive, the vote went against the union by 56% to 44%. Malik Miah looks at the reasons why.

student encampments and staff picketing

Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah argue that Israel will fail in its military objectives in Gaza because of the Palestinian people’s resistance, which is buttressed by an growing anti-war movement in the United States and the condemnation of the world’s majority.

unionists with signs

The Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee was previously the only VW facility in the world without union representation. But all that changed on April 20, when workers voted in favour of unionisation in a three-day ballot, reports Malik Miah.

striking auto workers listen to a speaker

Neal Meyer a national leader of Bread & Roses (B&R), a caucus of Marxist activists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the recent rise in labour activism in the United States.

Green Left News Podcast Ep 25, November 10

Green Left journalist’s Isaac Nellist and Aneesa Bhamjee go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world. 

UAW picket

The United Auto Workers (UAW) have made big gains in their industrial campaign against the big car manufacturers in the United States, which will ripple through the US labour movement, reports Malik Miah.

UAW picket

US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump addressed autoworkers in Michigan this week, as their "stand up" strike at the "Big Three" car manufacturers escalated, reports Malik Miah.

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) 722 on the 5th day of their strike and picket outside the General Motors (GM) Parts Distribution Center in Hudson, Wisconsin on September 20.

49,000 UAW members are taking their first national strike in decades, hoping to win a pattern-setting contract, which will set the standard for negotiations with other car makers.

While unionised Teamster truck drivers have refused to cross the picket line, strikers at parts distribution centres face off with non-union transport companies.