‘Why do workers face so many problems today?’

By Arlene Rubinstein
April 29, 2019
Militant/Abby Tilsner

PITTSBURGH — “Thanks for coming to my door,” Rebecca Krawczak, right, a full-time student who also works full time at a donut shop told Malcolm Jarrett, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, and campaign supporter Arrin Hawkins when they knocked on her door April 14 on the city’s north side. Krawczak and Jarrett learned they both had joined recent protests after East Pittsburgh cop Michael Rosfeld was acquitted in the killing of African American teenager Antwon Rose.

“I’m trying to understand why people, especially workers, face so many problems,” said Krawczak. Jarrett said the source of the problems working people face is the dog-eat-dog capitalist system.

Krawczak bought a copy of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power and a subscription to the Militant. After they left, she ran to catch up with them to give a $5 contribution. She said she wants to organize a meeting for Jarrett to speak on her campus.

More than a dozen supporters helped campaign throughout Pittsburgh and the region April 11-15 to introduce workers, farmers, small proprietors and young people to the Socialist Workers Party, collect signatures to get Jarrett on the ballot and promote the Militant and books by revolutionary leaders.