For federal public works program to provide jobs

Bosses announce more layoffs, attacks on wages, job safety
Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Workers at Shop-Vac company demonstrate at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, plant Sept. 28 after company announced it was shutting down three plants and laying off 427 workers.

“You’re in good hands at Allstate,” the familiar TV commercial says. But the bosses of this large insurance company announced this week they are eliminating 3,800 workers. Allstate is one of a number of big capitalist outfits slashing its workforce…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

October 23, 1995 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — “Cubans came to our region as doctors, teachers, soldiers, agricultural experts, but never as colonizers,” said South African president Nelson Mandela at a Cuba-Southern Africa solidarity conference here. “They have shared the same…

Armenia, Azerbaijan fighting fueled by regional rivalries

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Armenia, Azerbaijan fighting fueled by regional rivalries

Bloody clashes have broken out in the Caucasus as the regimes in Azerbaijan and Armenia are battling over control of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Their decadeslong dispute over the area is stoked by the rulers of Russia and Turkey, who…

Operating Engineers enter fifth week of strike against Macy’s

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Over 70 members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 are on strike against Macy’s department stores throughout Northern California and in Reno, Nevada. All the strikers are concentrating their picket lines at the Union…

Ky. Teamsters continue strike for contract at DSI Tunneling

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirteen steel fabrication workers, who voted in the Teamsters union at DSI Tunneling here last November, have been on strike for their first contract since Aug. 4. They are hanging tough on the picket line and continue…

Canada Dominion workers win solidarity in six-week-long strike

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Dominion strikers, members of Unifor Local 597 in Stephenville, Newfoundland, join “Orange Shirt Day” protest to mark crimes committed against Native peoples in residential schools.

“Money, money, money — that’s Galen Weston. As long as he can take care of himself and his family that’s all he cares about,” a striking Dominion grocery store worker on the picket line in Newfoundland says in a TV…

Anger at lack of charges filed in Taylor killing fuels debate

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As National Guard tanks rolled through downtown streets here Sept. 23, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the decisions of the grand jury he convened on whether, and what, charges should be issued in the March 13…