Another bakery worker’s death

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

Another woman died on the job in North Carolina May 3 after getting stuck inside an industrial bread machine for an hour, the second such death in the state in three weeks. Virginia López Severiano, 44, was cleaning an industrial…


No worker needs to die on the job!

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

Two bakery workers were killed on the job in North Carolina in recent weeks, among the thousands killed at work every year. The AFL-CIO reported last month that in 2020, 340 workers were killed because of hazardous conditions on the…



Ricardo Alarcón, leader of Cuba’s socialist revolution

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

Ricardo Alarcón, a decadeslong central leader of Cuba’s socialist revolution, died in Havana April 30. He was 84 years old. Born in 1937, Alarcón was a leader of the July 26 Movement at the University of Havana during the struggle…


SWP sets drive to campaign, get on Minnesota ballot

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — The Socialist Workers Party in Minnesota is organizing a concentrated two-week effort to get the party’s gubernatorial ticket on the ballot while taking its working-class program across the state. “We’re asking supporters from around the country to come…


Farmer’s art helps dig well, boost Militant Fighting Fund

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

DINUBA, Calif. — On May 4 Socialist Workers Party members Carole Lesnick and Joel Britton, the party’s candidate for governor, joined Fresno farmer Will Scott for a visit to Sweet Home Ranch, near here, where Paul Buxman raises peaches and…


Albany forum discusses steps to strengthen SWP’s political work

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022
Forum in Albany April 30 heard John Studer, speaking, SWP National Committee member and editor of Militant. From left, other speakers were Beverly Bernardo, Communist League in Canada; chair Jacob Perasso; and Alex Huinil, SWP Albany branch organizer.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Twenty-six people attended a special Militant Labor Forum here April 30 titled “A Proletarian Line Confronting Today’s World and the Necessity of Building the Socialist Workers Party.” Speakers included Alex Huinil, organizer of the SWP branch in…


Toronto truckers end strike, win wage raise, improved conditions

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022

TORONTO — Over 1,500 dump truck drivers in the Greater Toronto Area ended their six-week strike May 1, when they reached agreement with area bosses to set a standard hourly rate of 120 Canadian dollars ($93) an hour for bulk…


Nurses strike wins improved contract at Stanford Health

Vol. 86/No. 20 - May 23, 2022
Nurses picket Stanford Health Care in Emeryville, California, April 28 during five-day strike that won wage raises, improved schedules, working conditions, as well as retirement benefits.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Five days after 5,000 nurses, members of the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement, struck the Stanford Health Care system — based at Stanford University in Palo Alto — they voted by an 83% majority to approve…