Autoworkers strike in Hungary wins 18 percent monthly raise

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Strike by thousands of autoworkers in Gyor, Hungary, won 18 percent pay hike, Jan. 24-30. Government recently gave bosses right to impose mandatory overtime of 400 hours per year.

A seven-day strike by thousands of autoworkers in Hungary, members of the Audi Hungaria Independent Trade Union, ended Jan. 30 with the unionists winning an 18 percent monthly wage raise and other benefits. That means at least $273 more a…


Protesters demand dignity, rights for Australian Aborigines

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

SYDNEY — Tens of thousands demonstrated Jan. 26 across Australia in support of Aboriginal rights on “Invasion Day” rallies called to counter the capitalist rulers’ annual Australia Day.  The holiday marks the anniversary of the founding of the British convict…


Join Cuba May Day Brigade, see the revolution for yourself!

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
“The best way to learn about Cuba is to go and see for yourself,” professor Enrique Sacerio-Garí told meeting in Philadelphia, Feb. 3. John Staggs, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Philadelphia City Council at-Large, described the 2019 May Day brigade to Cuba.

PHILADELPHIA — “The best way to learn about Cuba is to go and see for yourself,” said Enrique Sacerio-Garí. He was encouraging the 20 people at a public meeting here Feb. 3 to sign up to go on the April…



Working people respond with solidarity after Havana tornado

Cuban gov’t, mass organizations lead recovery work
Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Top, student volunteers join construction workers mixing cement Feb. 2, part of efforts to repair polyclinic damaged by tornado in Havana’s Diez de Octubre district. Below, string quartet plays in Diez de Octubre in Havana. It was one of many musical groups, artists, clowns and magicians who have performed in the storm-ravaged neighborhood in solidarity with working people there.

BY JONATHAN SILBERMAN MARTÍN KOPPEL AND RÓGER CALERO HAVANA —After a tornado ripped through the Cuban capital Jan. 27, wreaking serious damage in several of the poorest working-class neighborhoods here, the government, mass organizations and working people across the city…


Washington, Beijing rulers vie over trade, telecommunications markets

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Negotiations in Washington between senior officials of the U.S. and Chinese governments over the tariff duel between the two ruling classes ended inconclusively Jan. 31. Two days before the talks U.S. authorities indicted Chinese tech giant Huawei over corporate espionage…



Democrats’ 2020 campaign takes aim at workers’ rights

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

The minute the 2018 midterm elections wound down, the 2020 presidential election campaign — as well as contests for state and city offices in 2019 — got going full speed. As one Democratic aspirant after another throws their hat in…


Building workers in New Jersey strike three days for contract

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

FORT LEE, N.J. — Chanting “What do we want? Contracts” and “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” some 200 workers at Horizon House Buildings and their supporters rallied here Jan. 29 in a fight for a new contract.…


Letters

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Donate with click of the mouse Thank you for your article on the Militant  winter special appeal in the Feb. 11 issue. I appreciate your contrast of how the Militant, published in the interests of working people, is financed by…