by Julie Jigsawnovich
I don't know whether these workers are striking for higher pay or as a political protest against the regime. But even a strike for higher wages might have political dimensions that could relate to a form of resistance to the regime.
Tehrani friends have told me that Sepah, the Revolutionary Guards, place people sympathetic to them at the top of most industries and businesses in Iran. Sepah seem to be increasingly interested in business and making money--and a labor strike could logically result in a reduction in profits for people at the top.