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Vol. 78/No. 36      October 13, 2014

‘Militant’ names
On the Picket Line editor

Regular readers may have noticed that the “On the Picket Line” column has grown recently, reflecting the uptick in labor resistance, and that the Militant has begun advertising the column on the front page. Starting this week the paper is taking a step to strengthen and expand the column as a voice of workers’ struggle with the assignment of staff volunteer Maggie Trowe as its editor. Readers can expect to see more coverage of labor skirmishes and battles.

Trowe, 66, who recently came onto the Militant staff, is a long-time unionist in the auto, meatpacking and garment industries. She has taken part in strikes and mobilizing solidarity with workers’ fights here and abroad.

Readers who are involved in or know about a contract battle, organizing effort or fight for safety on the job should contact Trowe. Keep her informed on developments so we can let other readers know about the challenges you face and the outcome of your struggle. This way workers elsewhere — from Boston to Bangladesh — can share the lessons from your experiences, fight more effectively and extend solidarity.

As the column’s editor, Trowe will from time to time comment on aspects of the week’s coverage, particularly where it shows trends or provides lessons for militant workers.

Contact Trowe at the Militant by postal mail, email or phone: 306 W. 37th St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018;; or 212-244-4899.


Related articles:
Canada rail car workers: Bosses failed to divide us
Strike pushes back Bombardier’s two-tier plan
On the Picket Line
Cambodian garment workers renew wage fight
Union fights frame-up of Lac-Mégantic rail workers
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