Greetings and Welcome to “On The Line”. Over the years this host has been involved with several anarcho-syndicalist newsletters by the same name. I hope to be able to carry on the tradition of publishing timely news from the workplaces, the communities and the struggles against oppression, no matter what form that oppression takes.
A look at printed issues of “On The Line” can be found on the excellent resource site Libcom: https://libcom.org/library/line-libertarian-workers-group
The reader is encouraged to send in news about your struggles, comments and links to articles of interest. We encourade “debate” and “discussion” submissions as well. All we ask is the submissions and discussions be comradely, yet principled. Civil yet engaging.
Class struggle is the order of the day. The fight is real and the goal is freedom.
Thank you for reading.
CA Labor News: “Tenet Healthcare workers threaten 1-day strike over COVID safety measures” —- “Workers at Lakewood Regional Medical Center and 10 other Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California have authorized their bargaining committee to call a one-day strike as they seek improved health and safety protections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Workers Health and Safety ….. Not. —- “In Connecticut, COVID-related worker complaints are many, but feds punish few employers”
Labor News: Alameda County,CA “Hospital Workers Fight Covid, Privatization, Bullying & Union Busting” —-
“This video shows a protest of health workers of the privatized Highland Hospital in Alameda County / California on October 7, 2020.
The workers demand a re-communalization of the hospital as the management is preventing them from providing health care for the community and is failing to protect workers and patients from Covid-19.
The workers also report systemic bullying and targeting of whistleblowers at the hospital.”
Canadian Labor News: ““Unionized support workers stage wildcat strike at Alberta hospitals” —-
“Alberta Health Services is enacting contingency plans to deal with staffing shortages after support workers walked off the job Monday at several hospitals in Edmonton, Calgary and other municipalities.
Most of the workers involved in the wildcat strike are general support service staff who would see their jobs outsourced by the provincial government to private companies.
The workers, represented by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, are food service staff, cleaners, porters, clerical staff and maintenance workers.”
Join the Alberta picket lines: Strike Locations can be found here:
Canadian Labor News: What’s at the heart of the wildcat —- “In a media release from Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Guy Smith, president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees stated, “Anger has been building among members for months. The recent announcement by Health Minister Tyler Shandro of 11,000 jobs being cut in the middle of a global deadly pandemic was the last straw for them.” ”
Sri Lanka: “Over 1,000 Get Coronavirus at Sri Lanka Factory That Made Masks for US” ……
From a news report from earlier in October….
The Philippines: “Mapagpalayang Kapatiran – MK” — Filipino anarcho-syndicalists