French public hospital workers protest government cutbacks

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

PARIS — Some 10,000 public hospital workers conducted a one-day strike and march here Nov. 14 to defend the country’s public hospitals. For the first time, members of all medical professions — from nursing assistants to doctors — acted together.…

US gov’t weighs sending more troops into its Mideast wars

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

The administration of President Donald Trump is weighing a new deployment of thousands of troops and additional weaponry to the Middle East as it continues to battle for influence against the capitalist regime in Tehran. The Iranian rulers have taken…

Overseas Chinese and China’s growing weight in world politics

Conference participants discuss impact of today’s Washington-Beijing tensions
Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Some of the 300 participants in International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas conference in Guangzhou, China, November 8-11.

GUANGZHOU, China — “Chinese Overseas and China: Through a Global Lens” was the theme of the 10th International Conference of ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, that took place at Jinan University here Nov. 8-11. Concern…

Airline food catering workers rally for higher pay, health care

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of airline workers joined protests at airports in 16 cities Nov. 26 in support of food catering workers fighting for higher pay and affordable health care coverage. The workers, employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate…

Virginia transit workers strike for equal pay, workplace safety

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Members of Amalgamated Transit Union on strike against Metro contractor Transdev rally in Fairfax, Virginia, Nov. 16 demanding ‘equal pay for equal work’ and better health care.

LORTON, Va. — Some 130 Metrobus workers from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 at the Cinder Bed Road have been on strike since Oct. 24. They were briefly joined by nearly 600 Fairfax Connector workers, members of ATU Local 1764,…

Strikers hang tough in battle against Asarco

Solidarity crucial in fight against union busting
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Copper workers on strike against assault by Asarco bosses picket Ray Mine in Arizona Dec. 9.

KEARNY, Ariz. — “This strike is about whether they can take away what earlier generations have fought for,” retired Asarco miner Susan Miller-Middaugh told these Militant worker-correspondents outside an IGA grocery store here after we stopped her to ask directions…