May Day in Haiti!

Below are some May Day photos from Cap Haitien, Port-au-Prince and Ouanaminthe. This is what class struggle looks like! The combative workers of Haiti should be an inspiration to us all, to step up our game and join up with this international struggle in the way we need to, everywhere. Share it, spread it. Solidarity [...]

May Day plans in Port-au-Prince: Textile Unions

From PLASIT — TEXTILE UNIONS’ PLATFORM Workers of all factories, laborers, Labor Organizations, popular organizations, students, street vendors, progressives and all those who are struggling to make a living: come and join the March on May Day 2015 to demand: A minimum wage of at least 500 gourdes and all arrears retroactive to October 2014; [...]

Workers in Haiti force employers to negotiate!

Workers in Haiti struggle militantly, using strike actions to force employers to negotiate! ___ UPDATE on the Struggle in Subcontractor Factories A report from Batay Ouvriye April 2015 This is an assessment of the general situation in the subcontracting sector, particularly in the Apaid group and the Korean factories such as DKDR. Workers in the [...]

May Day – International Workers’ Day!

Join us for May Day, May 1st, at 5:30pm at the government center in downtown Miami. May 1st is International Workers’ Day! Let’s mark this day and commit to continuing the struggles that brought the 8-hour workday and fought for a different arrangement of society. Let’s organize for immediate gains, like higher wages. But let’s [...]

Photos of the cane cutters’ march in the Dominican Republic

Here are photos from a march and demonstration last week (March 18) of sugar cane cutters in Santo Domingo. The Union of Sugarcane Workers have been waging a national mobilization campaign since February 25.Their demands are: • 3rd Pension Act for sugarcane workers. • Medical Insurance. • Increased pension RD $ 5,000 to RD $ [...]

Support Haitian Sugar Cane Cutters in the Dominican Republic!

Please consider sending a note of encouragement and solidarity to Haitian sugar cane cutters in the Dominican Republic who are taking a stand today and Wednesday, as described below in a message from Batay Ouvriye. Their email address: trabajadoresbateyes@hotmail.com To find out more about the lives of the workers in sugar production, here's a documentary, [...]

International Working Women’s Day in Haiti

From Batay Ouvriye: This year in Answouj, in the Northwest [Haiti], we have focused our forces on 8 March 2015. The day commemorating the fight of working women! Some photos will inform us. […]