Learning from the US strike wave
7 December @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
Summer-autumn 2023 saw a strike wave in the USA involving Starbucks workers, healthcare workers, pilots, actors, writers, auto workers, and others. A major national strike of UPS parcel workers in the Teamsters was narrowly avoided.
Some of the strikes, especially United Auto Workers’ strike against the “Big Three” car manufacturers, have been directly or indirectly linked to reform efforts within the unions, where networks of rank-and-file activists have come together to fight to transform their unions.
Join this online discussion with US labour movement activists to discuss what we can learn from their strikes. Book your free place now via Zoom.
- Chris Viola is an auto worker and member of UAW Local 22, Unite All Workers for Democracy, and Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America
- Joe De Manuelle-Hall is a staff writer and organiser for the journal Labor Notes
- Cyn Huang is a shop steward in the Higher Education section of the UAW, a member of the Bread & Roses caucus of the Democratic Socialists of America, and an activist in the Rank-and-File Project, which aims to support socialist activists in getting rank-and-file jobs
- Kate Edwards is a health worker, activist with NHS Workers Say No, and one of the coordinators of Troublemakers At Work
The meeting is hosted by Troublemakers At Work, a network of rank-and-file trade unionists launched at a conference in Manchester in July. We aim to support workers in organising to win change in their workplaces and in their unions.