Back Quebec iron ore workers strike against ArcelorMittal

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021
Over 150 people in Longueuil, near Montreal, march outside ArcelorMittal headquarters May 21 to support iron ore miners on strike in Port-Cartier and Fermont in northern Quebec.

PORT-CARTIER, Quebec — More than 2,500 iron ore miners, processing, rail and office workers here and in Fermont, members of United Steelworkers Locals 5778, 6869, 8664, 7401 and 7401-FP, have been on strike against ArcelorMittal since May 10. The company…


UAW Volvo truck workers vote bosses’ contract down by 91%

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

DUBLIN, Va. — Some 2,900 members of United Auto Workers Local 2069 voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed tentative agreement with Volvo Truck North America’s New River Valley Plant bosses. The vote was 91% against Volvo’s offer as a whole,…


ATI strikers ‘hang tough’ after 9 weeks on picket line

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

PITTSBURGH — Some 1,300 steelworkers union members at nine Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in five states have been on strike since March 30. A federal mediator was called in after ATI bosses refused to bargain in good faith. Whenever Militant …


Bakery workers in Northern Ireland win strike, pay raise

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Two hundred bakery and dispatch workers won an improved pay offer from bosses at Hovis and voted to return to work May 24. The workers, members of the Unite union and the Bakers, Food and Allied…



Working people face fight for jobs, steepest price hikes in many years

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

With hiring picking up, but still slowly, working people confront both large-scale joblessness, pressure on wages and working conditions, and the steepest price hikes in over a decade. The class-struggle road to changing these conditions starts from expanding solidarity with…



Protest: ‘Charge cops who shot Andrew Brown’

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Protesters took to the streets in Elizabeth City May 18, just hours after Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble announced he had ruled that the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. by sheriff’s deputies there was “tragic,…


Join the Syringes for Cuba campaign!

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

Global Health Partners and the U.S.-Canada Saving Lives Campaign are raising funds to supply millions of syringes to Cuba over the next several months to help health workers there vaccinate the entire Cuban population against COVID-19. The Cubans are also…


Protests continue against military rule in Myanmar

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

Despite bloody government repression, protests continued May 17 in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, above, demanding the military junta that seized power in the country Feb. 1 stand down. Police and soldiers had broken up a protest march in Mandalay’s Pyigyidagun…