Steelworkers picket to prepare for Marathon contract talks

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022
Carrying signs saying, “Just practicing,” United Steelworkers Local 675 picket Jan. 12 in Carson, California, preparing for upcoming Marathon contract negotiations for 30,000 workers.

CARSON, Calif. — More than 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 675 picketed outside Marathon’s Carson oil refinery here early in the morning Jan. 12, the day before national negotiations began between the union and Marathon Petroleum bosses. The current…


DC protest hits Kazakhstan gov’t attacks, Russian troops

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

Over 150 people joined a Jan. 15 rally outside the White House organized by Free Kazakhs in solidarity with popular strikes and protests demanding political and social rights against the dictatorial government in Kazakhstan. The capitalist rulers there have ruled…


General strike led by truckers paralyzes Lebanon

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

A 12-hour general strike by truckers, public transportation workers and other unionists shut Lebanon down Jan. 13. Thousands of drivers and transport workers closed the country’s major highways, as well as roads inside cities and towns, where taxi and truck…



Volunteers find more interest in books by revolutionaries

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

Volunteers working to get Pathfinder books into libraries and bookstores across North America are reporting increased interest in the wide range of revolutionary literature the publisher produces, including books by revolutionary leaders like Fidel Castro, Thomas Sankara, leaders of the…


Teamsters defeat takeback push at Pennsylvania Coke plant

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Striking Teamsters at the ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages bottling and distribution plant here agreed to a new contract Jan. 14 after more than six weeks walking the picket line. Teamsters Local 773 members — 77 drivers, service and…


San Diego sanitation workers win wage increase, end strike

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

Striking sanitation workers, members of Teamsters Local 542, voted 137-70 to accept an improved contract offer by Republic Services bosses, ending their four-week strike. The strikers held firm, winning growing support from area workers and some in the city government,…


Conference organizes support for Sahrawi independence fight

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

MALAGA, Spain — “Youth organizations from all over the world have come here to support freedom and independence for the people of Western Sahara,” Hamdi Aomar Taubali told a gathering of over 150 young people from around the world. “You…



25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

February 3, 1997 All those who support women’s rights and democratic rights should be in the streets and in front of the clinics in response to the bombings of abortion facilities in Atlanta and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Protests and meetings are…