Striking ATI workers rally in Louisville, Ohio

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021
Steelworkers on strike against ATI and supporters rally May 15.

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Some 150 striking steelworkers, fellow United Steelworkers union members, retirees and other supporters rallied May 15, as 1,300 steelworkers here and in four other states continue their strike against Allegheny Technologies Inc. ATI announced last December they…

SWP ‘stimulus’ fund climbs up to $163,760!

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

The SWP “stimulus” appeal now totals $163,760 from 137 contributors over the last three months! A tremendous accomplishment! The U.S. government reports the overwhelming majority of $1,400 payments have been sent out. We’ll plan a roundup of the effort two…

Walmart workers back locked-out Marathon oil workers

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Workers at the Walmart store where I work have organized to win support for locked-out oil refinery workers half way across the country. Members of Teamsters Local 120 at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in St. Paul…

SWP running for governor in California special election

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021
Dennis Richter, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of California, and campaign supporter Alyson Kennedy talk to Long Beach port worker Javier Marquez May 16. Marquez got Teamster Rebellion to learn how revolutionary-minded unionists fought in 1930s.

LOS ANGELES — The Socialist Workers Party in California announced May 15 that it will run Dennis Richter, a Walmart worker and party leader, for governor in a special election to decide who might replace Democratic Party governor Gavin Newsom…

Press for talks to recognize a Palestinian state and Israel

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

Rocket attacks and shelling between Hamas and the Israeli government continued in mid-May, resulting in mounting civilian deaths, injuries, destruction of neighborhoods and displacement of families. Since officials of Gaza’s Islamist regime initiated the armed conflict May 10, Hamas and…

Back coal miners on strike in Alabama!

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021
Warrior Met No. 4 mine picket line, in Brookwood, Alabama, May 16. “The company knows we’re only asking for what they took from us in 2016,” striker Harold Young, at right, said.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — “We need national exposure for our strike,” Harold Young, a United Mine Workers of America union member on strike at Warrior Met Coal’s No. 4 mine, told the Militant  on the picket line here  May 16. Spreading…

Quebec iron ore workers strike against attacks by ArcelorMittal

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021
Striking steelworkers rally May 12 in Port-Cartier, Quebec, against “final” contract demands by ArcelorMittal. Strikers include 2,500 iron ore miners, processing, rail and office workers.

PORT-CARTIER, Quebec — After rejecting ArcelorMittal’s “final” offer, 2,500 iron ore miners and processing, rail, and office workers here and in Fermont went on strike May 10. “The stakes in our strike include wages, medical premiums, the retirement fund and working…

Help to overturn Florida, Indiana prison officials’ ban on ‘Militant’

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

Charles Huber, the new chair of the Florida Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee, told Militant  attorney David Goldstein May 14 that it is scheduled to review the decision of Century Correctional Institution prison authorities banning all five March issues…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 21 - May 31, 2021

June 3, 1996 Fidel Castro speaks on 35th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban revolutionary armed forces at the Bay of Pigs: We know that the United States would not pardon us for making a revolution. What kind of…