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“We’re Not Going to Work Through Coronavirus”

David Broder Jacobin
Italian mechanics pictured at their garage. The European country hit hardest by coronavirus, Italy has announced a near-total shutdown of shops and public venues, but many nonessential workplaces are still running. Refusing to let bosses risk their safety, workers are now going on strike.

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Mexican Workers Are Engaging in Wildcat Strikes at the Border

Kent Paterson In These Times
Catalyzed by the Mexican government’s minimum wage hike in the northern border zone, wildcat protests in Mexico’s assembly-for-export industry, or maquiladoras, greeted the first weeks of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (A
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