Labor Weather Report, February 2014: A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.

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December 2013 — Fight for $15. Inspired by those who won $15 per hour wages in Sea-Tac, Wash., miserably paid fast food, hotel and airport workers across the USA took to the streets demanding real minimum wage hikes from city, state and federal lawmakers.


December 2013 — Airline workers win. Turkish Airlines reinstated 305 workers fired for protest activities in May 2012. The intensive 20-month campaign by the Turkish aviation union (Hava-Is) and International Transport Workers Federation regained jobs and secured other demands.


January 2014 — Garment workers hit back. Cambodian cops kill five and injure dozens of public workers striking for minimum monthly wages of $160. Strikers fight back with rocks, slingshots and huge street barricades of scrap. Hundreds of unions pledge massive strike waves.


Also see: Boeing and government officials extort major concessions from angry machinists

Also see: Detroit: ground zero for the battle to save public sector benefits and pensions

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