US hands off Iran! End all Washington’s sanctions now!

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

A series of drone and missile attacks, claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, severely damaged Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil site Sept. 14, cutting world oil supplies and escalating prices. President Donald Trump threatened the U.S. military was “locked and…

SWP campaigns, wins support for workers organizing to fight

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

SEATTLE — “We are seeing important examples of workers organizing to fight to change their conditions on the job. This is a change,” explained Alyson Kennedy, to nearly 40 people at a Socialist Workers Party campaign rally in Seattle Sept.…

Hurricane Dorian exposed depth of class divisions in the Bahamas

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian exposed the class divide between the wealthy ruling families and working people in the Bahamas, the disregard of the government for the lives of the majority who live there and the class values of the U.S. rulers, who…

Walmart is just ‘a modern day sweatshop’

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — “You can’t make people work in total darkness,” one Walmart worker told the Militant after managers at the store here demanded employees continue working after a power outage shut down the lights from midday to almost…

Build solidarity with striking GM workers!

UAW strikers fight for jobs, end to divisive concessions
Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019
Autoworkers picket in Flint, Michigan, Sept. 16. Strike shut down 33 plants, 22 warehouses.

Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off the job Sept. 16 in the union’s first nationwide strike against General Motors in 12 years. The strike is part of an uptick in labor actions fueled by lower unemployment…

Uniform workers in Puerto Rico, make gains, end strike

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019
Workers at Cadillac Uniform & Linen Supply in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, celebrate Sept. 2 the winning of a wage increase and improved working conditions in one-week strike.

After one week on strike 110 workers, members of the General Workers Federation, at Cadillac Uniform & Linen Supply Inc., in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, won a wage increase and better working conditions. Most workers there were earning the federal minimum…

Los Angeles truck drivers strike for right to join a union

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019
Truck drivers employed by NFI Industries’ California Cartage picket port in Wilmington, California, Sept. 9 during weeklong strike, demand to be treated as workers, not “contractors.”

WILMINGTON, Calif. — Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries’ California Cartage Express subsidiary began a weeklong strike Sept. 9 to protest discrimination against workers fighting to establish a union at the company. NFI bosses claim the drivers are not…

Health care workers rally against two-tier contract, for wage hike

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of Kaiser Permanente health care workers protested here and in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Denver and Portland, Oregon, on Labor Day. They were rallying to press demands for a pay raise, an end to understaffing and against…

Albany SWP runs on ‘program that can defend working people’

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019
Abby Tilsner, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Albany County Executive, speaks with Christopher Conroy, a truck driver, about party’s program in Waterford, New York, Aug. 24.

ALBANY, N.Y. — “I am running for Albany County Executive for the Socialist Workers Party to put forward a program that can defend working people from the carnage of the crisis-ridden capitalist system and unite the working class in struggle,”…

NYC forces homeless workers to turn over ‘savings’

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

NEW YORK — Officials here have come up with a new schema they claim will help homeless workers dependent on the city’s shelters “transition to permanent housing.” And it has nothing to do with building more homes or organizing workers…