Support strikers at GM, Mack Truck, Asarco mines

Asarco miners fight against bosses’ union-busting drive
Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Copper workers rally at Asarco Mission mine in Sahuarita, Arizona, Oct. 19. Mine bosses are demanding workers quit union, cross picket lines in important fight in Arizona, Texas.

KEARNY, Ariz. — A battle is unfolding here in the face of the attempt by the Asarco copper bosses to break the strike that began Oct. 13 by almost 2,000 members of the United Steelworkers, Teamsters and seven other unions…

Support labor struggles, vote SWP!

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

The Socialist Workers Party slate of candidates poses the need for working people to unite and organize to fight to roll back the effects of the capitalist rulers’ economic, political and moral crisis today. Through these struggles we can gain…

32,500 Chicago teachers, school workers strike for new contract

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

CHICAGO — Some 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union members and 7,500 school support staff — custodians, bus aides, special education assistants, teaching assistants and more, members of Service Employees International Union Local 73 — walked out here Oct. 17. They set…

Oberlin appeals court victory by bakery in college’s smear campaign

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

Oberlin College’s administration is stepping up its campaign to reverse a victory for working people against class privilege and slanderous race-baiting. The Board of Trustees announced Oct. 8 it was filing an appeal against the jury verdict that led to…

Mass protests in Lebanon unite toilers in fight to bring down gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Oct. 22 protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. Beginning to overcome sectarian and religious divisions, thousands have been protesting across the country against government’s “austerity” assault.

The wars and political conflicts among capitalist rulers competing to advance their national interests, including the Turkish rulers’ invasion in northeast Syria to assault the Kurds, continue to bear down on working people in the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands…

Militant, books drive advances solidarity with union battles

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Communist League campaign supporter Amelie Lanteigne, right, introduces Militant to Michelle Guay in Beloeil, Quebec, Oct. 19. Guay said she backs Steelworkers strike at Galvano plant.

Socialist Workers Party members and supporters have been taking the Militant to workers on strike at Mack Truck, Asarco and General Motors and building support for these fights through taking news of these class battles door to door to working…

Liberals drive to oust Trump built on fear of working class

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

The announcement of first one and then two nameless CIA agents with “evidence” that President Donald Trump should be removed from office was greeted with fervor by Democrats trying to ensure they don’t have to run against Trump in the…

Strikers: ‘All Mack Truck cares about is profits’

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Mack Truck strikers rally in Macungie, Pennsylvania, Oct. 20, part of 3,600 out on strike. “The company just thinks about profits,” said striker Steve Gerhard. “The union is our fraternity.”

MACUNGIE, Penn. — More than 3,600 United Auto Workers members on strike at Mack Truck plants in five cities are standing up to the bosses’ steep concession contract demands. Sweden-based Volvo Group owns Mack. They went on strike Oct. 13…


Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

The article in the Oct. 28 Militant “Copper miners reject Asarco’s ‘insulting’ offer, shut down mines” incorrectly reported that the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers union was broken in the 1983-86 Phelps Dodge copper mine strike. That union, however, had merged…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

November 7, 1994 UNITED NATIONS — “Not only has the economic, commercial, and financial blockade carried out by the United States against Cuba not been reduced in any way, but on the contrary, it has been strengthened.” With these words,…