Build solidarity with the Kellogg, miners strikes!

Kellogg’s strikers say No! to two-tier wages, benefits
Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

The 1,400 members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union continue to stand strong on the picket lines following their overwhelming rejection of a new contract offer by Kellogg’s bosses that would have divided and weakened the…

Miners: ‘We have been on strike for 252 days now’

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
Warrior Met Coal strike support rally in Brookwood, Alabama, Dec. 8. Court injunction blocking union from mass picketing at mine entrances is serious attack on whole labor movement.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — “We have been on strike now for 252 days,” United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts told some 200 miners, family members, retired miners and other supporters at the union’s Dec. 8 solidarity rally at City…

Join ‘Militant’ renewal drive, help expand paper’s reach

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
SWP member Leroy Watson, left, talking with Dwayne Houston in Bellwood, Illinois, about the Kelloggs’s strike, im-portance of workers’ struggles. “I support the unions,” Houston said.

Socialist Workers Party members and other readers of the Militant  are not waiting for the Jan. 1 start of the international campaign to win renewals to the working-class paper and to get back in touch with new subscribers. A team…

Pathfinder books move at Montreal, Manila book fairs

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

Recent book fairs in Montreal and Manila show growing interest among working people in literature addressing key political questions they face as a result of deepening worldwide economic and social crises, growing capitalist competition and war threats, and rising struggles…

Cuban Revolution set example in fight for women’s emancipation

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
Students at Cuba’s Ana Betancourt School in early 1960s learn to measure and cut fabric. Set up by revolutionary government, school gave job training to peasant women for first time. Inset, Vilma Espín, a leader of the revolution, in 1958.

For those around the world who want to unite working people to advance our class interests and to end the second-class status of women, there is much to learn from the experience of Cuba’s socialist revolution. From the very beginning,…

Quebec forum discusses Burkina Faso Revolution, Thomas Sankara

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
Volunteers at Pathfinder stall at Montreal Book Fair helped build Nov. 27 forum on Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87. Inset, Michel Prairie, editor of book, speaking on Burkinabé revolution.

MONTREAL — Thomas Sankara was the central leader of the 1983-87 revolution in the West African country of Burkina Faso, Michel Prairie, the editor of Thomas Sankara Speaks and a leader of the Communist League, told 25 people at a…

Montreal day care workers end strike, gain wage increase

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
Nov. 23 rally in Montreal by public sector day care workers, part of 12-day strike that won new contract. T-shirt reads: “Enough is enough! I will no longer work for peanuts!”

MONTREAL — Over 11,000 public sector day care teachers and support workers, members of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN), ended a 12-day strike Dec. 12, voting up a new contract by 93%. Some 14,000 more workers from the…

Concrete truckers strike has impact on Seattle construction

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

SEATTLE — Thirty-four concrete truck drivers organized by Teamster Local 174 at Gary Merlino Construction got the ball rolling Nov. 19 when they said “No” to the company’s “last, best and final” offer of wages below prevailing construction levels. Truckers…