National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

New York: From Union Struggles to Class Struggle at The New School

In the last weeks of summer term 2018, the New School, a private non-profit research university centered in Manhattan, New York City, was shaken by a series of struggles by its workers who were finall Read more...

Labor Notes 2018: Successes pose new challenges for union activists

Three thousand trade unionists assembled in Chicago for Labor Notes’ biennial conference on 8-11 April. Many there claimed it was the biggest Labor Notes conference ever. Read more...

French workers’ and students’ struggle at a turning point

After a month of militant but inconclusive strikes and occupations by railway workers and students, activists are organising to relaunch the mobilisation against the government attacks, with a nation Read more...

Macron declares war on railway workers

On March 22, strikes and demonstrations took place across France. Read more...

West Virginia Teachers: Raising the Class Struggle Stakes

Truth be told, it caught most of us by surprise. Read more...

Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers' victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

The results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. Read more...

France: United working class action can beat Macron

PARIS - In France a major attack against workers’ rights has been expected since President Emmanuel Macron’s election on May 7. Read more...

France: Macron prepares his offensive

The new French President, Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a business start-up event, declared in imperfect English, “Entrepreneur is the new France”. Read more...