A Tale of Two Strikes


By Alberto Pupo

Going on strike when used correctly is a powerful weapon for the worker to fight back against the abuses of management. However the strike is a technique that more often than not invites criticism from many. It is seen almost like a tantrum and those who do not understand the reason for this course of action will often try to trivialize the situation. In the last few months two notable strikes have occurred, In Quebec Canada students had taken the streets against a government which wanted to increase their tuition and even throw in a law to curb protesting and freedom of speech. While in America the much maligned public school teachers of Chicago went on a strike for about a week and causing the first one in twenty five years. Both of these public actions had similarities and key differences. What we have is a story of two different strikes and the results yielded by Continue reading