Deere strikers: End divisive two-tier, raise all our wages

Vol. 85/No. 43 - November 22, 2021

WATERLOO, Iowa — United Auto Workers members on strike at John Deere plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas, and distribution centers in Denver and Atlanta, rejected the bosses’ second contract proposal Nov. 2. While it contained a higher wage offer…

Clark shoe workers in UK enter fifth week of strike

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021

STREET, Somerset, England — “We’re not giving up, we’re keeping on,” said Trevor Stephens at the picket line Oct. 29 at Clarks shoes distribution center here, where workers have been on strike for four weeks. Stephens is the day-shift shop…

Marches, strikes protest coup, call for end to military rule in Sudan

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021
Protesters in London, Oct. 30, join in solidarity with hundreds of thousands who marched in Sudan to demand overthrow of military coup carried out a week earlier. “We have lived under these conditions for generations,” said Randa Ahmad-Hassan at the demonstration.

Carrying banners saying “No to military rule,” hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Khartoum and other cities across Sudan Oct. 30, demanding the military coup carried out a week earlier be overturned. Solidarity protests were held the same…

Scaffolders fight contractor for pay raise in UK

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021

SCUNTHORPE, England — Now in their fourth week on strike, 60 steelworks scaffolders are fighting to force contractor Actavo to pay the national rate of 17 pounds an hour ($23.63). Workers get only 15 pounds now, and have the same…

Cab drivers launch hunger strike, demand debt relief

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021
New York City cab drivers protesting at City Hall receive solidarity from street vendors Oct. 25. Banner says: “Hunger strike. End cabbie debt.” Medallions drove workers into debt.

NEW YORK — Yellow cab drivers organized by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance have been on a hunger strike here since Oct. 20. Their camp near City Hall takes up half the public sidewalk on Broadway, draped with banners,…

Barbers defeat boss move to cut pay at army bases

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021

“I’m glad to be back at work,” Mike Kates, a barber with 15 years at the Fort Lee U.S. Army base barbershop in central Virginia, told the Militant in a phone call Oct. 29. “After almost four months on strike,…

Cuban Revolution vs. US capitalism

A convinced people vs. pandemic mandates
Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021
One of millions of home visits in Cuba by medical students, volunteers, in Ciego de Ávila in March, to check on people’s health, ensure anyone with COVID symptoms gets treatment.

There is no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Cuba. Yet by the time you read this some 73% of the population will be fully vaccinated and over 90% will have at least one dose, one of the highest rates in the…

Kaiser workers protest two-tier pay, demand more staff

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021
Kaiser health care workers rally in Pasadena, California, Oct. 30. “We are stretched far too thin,” said Jenny Wong Swanson, Kaiser health care workers rally in Pasadena, California, Oct. 30. “We are stretched far too thin,” said Jenny Wong Swanson, a shop steward of the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals.

PASADENA, Calif. — Chanting, “From the desert to the Bay, equal work for equal pay,” over 1,000 nurses and other health care workers marched and rallied against cutbacks demanded by Kaiser hospital bosses at facilities in Hawaii, Oregon and Southern…

SWP campaign points the road forward for all working people

Vol. 85/No. 42 - November 15, 2021
SWP campaigner Gabby Prosser, left, speaks with Raven Mosley in Minneapolis. Mosley said she’s worked hard for 20 years to get by, while bosses “make millions while they’re sleeping.”

Today’s discussion about what workers can do to fight back against the relentless attacks of the bosses and their government continues broadly, as results of the Nov. 2 elections offer no solutions for working people.  Socialist Workers Party campaigners continue…