Safeway workers in Manitoba push back concessions

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Some 2,000 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 at Safeway in this province voted overwhelmingly March 25 to ratify a four-year agreement with Sobeys. Sobeys bought the Safeway grocery chain in western Canada five…

Port workers in New Zealand strike for safety, pay parity

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Some 90 dockworkers marched through the port town of Lyttelton March 22, day two of a five-day strike for pay parity with other port workers and against changes to working hours by the Lyttelton Port Company.…

New York rally backs striking Spectrum cable workers

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
Hundreds of workers rally March 28 in New York to back Spectrum cable workers, members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, on strike for a year against concessions.

NEW YORK — Hundreds of workers rallied to back International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 members on strike against Charter Communications/Spectrum March 28 outside the company’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The spirited demonstration marked the one-year anniversary of the…

Saudi crown prince tours US, promotes alliance against Tehran

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

As part of efforts by the capitalist rulers in Washington, Saudi Arabia and Israel to cement a broader alliance against Tehran, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a three-week U.S. tour March 20. He is also seeking more…

Sacramento protest: ‘Prosecute cops who killed Stephon Clark!’

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
March in Sacramento after funeral of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by cops March 18.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds packed into Bayside of South Sacramento Church here March 29 for the funeral of Stephon Clark, 22, an unarmed Black man gunned down by cops here March 18. So many people turned out to show solidarity…

SWP joins in teachers’ fight, introduces the Militant, books

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Socialist Workers Party campaign to expand readership of the Militant and books on the communist program by party leaders takes place during a rising wave of school strikes and protests across the country. Thousands of teachers,…

Chinese rulers, NKorea push for talks with Washington

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing March 26 — his first foreign trip since coming to power — Xi telephoned President Donald Trump. He told Trump that plans for a May…

Teachers rise up, press fight for wages, dignity

Tens of thousands walk out, rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
Teachers and other school workers rally in Frankfort, Kentucky, April 2. Victory by school workers in West Virginia has inspired wave of protests and strikes by teachers across country.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teachers and school workers rallied at the Capitol here April 2, part of an uprising around the country seeking to reverse years of declining wages and conditions. Tens of thousands walked off the job, shutting down schools…

Join the protests — Build, fight for labor solidarity!

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

The walkout by teachers in Oklahoma is part of a rising wave of school workers strikes and protests across the country that point the way forward for the entire labor movement. Inspired by the social movement union members built in…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

April 19, 1993 Abortion rights activists in Florida are responding to the March 10 murder of Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola and a months-long Operation Rescue training camp. The antiabortion “graduation class” is expected to mobilize to shut down area…