April 28 picket line at ATI steel mill in Washington, Pennsylvania. Bosses want to force union to accept job losses to contract workers, deeper two-tier divisions, increase in insurance costs.

Steelworkers reject ATI threats, pickets stay up

WASHINGTON, Pa. — The strike by 1,300 United Steelworkers members against Allegheny Technologies Inc. heated up as the union categorically rejected the bosses’ ultimatum to swallow their concessionary offer by April 26 or face worse. The strike began March 30.…


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Miners plan weekly rallies to build support for strike
Members of American Federation of Teachers join April 28 solidarity rally for United Mine Workers on strike against Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, in Tannehill State Park.

MCCALLA, Ala. — Over 1,100 United Mine Workers of America coal miners are locked in a serious strike against Warrior Met Coal bosses in Brookwood, Alabama. They are backed by family members, UMWA retirees and members from other mines, workers…


Protest gov’t order to shut down Quebec dock strike

MONTREAL — On April 30 the minority Liberal Party government in Ottawa, with the support of the Conservatives, pushed a law through Canada’s Parliament declaring longshore workers at the Port of Montreal to be “essential workers” and ordering them to…


SWP Oakland campaign helps expand reach of the ‘Militant’

Rebecca Williamson, SWP candidate for Seattle City Council, talks with construction worker Luis Montes, right, while campaigning to put Joel Britton on the ballot in California’s 18th Assembly District April 28. Montes, who worked at Tesla, said bosses “treat us like we’re stupid.”

OAKLAND, Calif. — Some 230 people were happy to sign to put Socialist Workers Party candidate Joel Britton on the ballot during a three-day petitioning window for the Aug. 31 special election for State Assembly in the 18th District. Election…



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Chauvin trial was a blow to rights workers fought for and need today

“Isn’t a just and working-class demand to prosecute, convict and jail killer cops?” reader Kyle Edwards asks in response to the Militant’s coverage of the trial and conviction of Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. We fight for the prosecution of cops…


Features

Quebec meeting celebrates Cuba’s socialist revolution

Mara Bilbao, Cuban consul general in Montreal, speaking at Montreal celebration of Cuban Revolution April 17. Other speakers, from left, Philippe Tessier, Communist League candidate for mayor in Montreal borough of Ville St-Laurent, and Consul official Eduardo Escandell.

MONTREAL — “We’re here to celebrate the 60th anniversary of three historic turning points in the Cuban Revolution,” said Communist League leader Michel Prairie, welcoming some 40 people to an April 17 meeting organized by the Communist League and supported…






SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.