Warrior Met miners’ rally marks 15 months on strike

Build solidarity in fight against assault on UMWA
Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022
Mitin del UMWA en Brookwood, Alabama, junio 29. A pesar de enormes ganancias la empresa Warrior Met se niega a restaurar los salarios y beneficios recortados, ataca derechos sindicales.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — Striking miners at Warrior Met Coal and their family members and supporters gathered at a rally of 400 outside United Mine Workers of America Local 2397’s union hall here June 29, marking 15 months on strike. In…

Locked-out Rolls-Royce workers in Montreal rally, win solidarity

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022
Frédéric Labelle, president of Montreal local of CSN workers locked out by Rolls-Royce, speaks to unionists outside Montreal courthouse June 22, the day after bosses fired him.

MONTREAL — A festive yet determined barbecue was held here June 29 to show solidarity with 530 engine repair workers locked out by Rolls-Royce bosses and with 300 striking bakery workers at Bridor on the south shore. Both are organized…

Defend Ukraine independence! Get Moscow’s troops out now!

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

Moscow’s invading forces captured Lysychansk, the last city in Luhansk province held by Ukrainian forces, July 3, after weeks of grinding but costly battles. The Russian forces used their wide edge in artillery and missiles to carry out systematic and…

Lessons from past union battles point road forward

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

Miners forced on strike for over a year at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama, and other workers across North America, are standing up to the employers’ assault on our wages, and fighting for schedules that allow for a family life…

SWP builds support for rail union fights, seeks ballot in Philadelphia

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022
SWP U.S. Senate candidate Osborne Hart, right, talks with James Shabazz in Philadelphia June 24 at start of campaign to get 2,000 signatures to place Chris Hoeppner on ballot for Congress.

Socialist Workers Party members are discussing the roots of the capitalist crises working people face today and what we can do together to defend ourselves. As they present the party’s program widely among workers and farmers they’re getting a good…

CN Rail signal workers strike ends, dispute goes to arbitration

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

MONTREAL — After a lively two-week strike, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers officials decided July 5 to send the fight by some 750 Canadian National Railway signal and communications workers for higher wages and important changes in scheduling to binding…

Protests mark 5th anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

LONDON – Commemorations and protests across this city marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire of June 14, 2017. Seventy-two people were killed in that blaze and 70 others injured, in a building wrapped in highly flammable…

Protests by Karakalpaks erupt in Uzbekistan

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

The authoritarian government of Uzbekistan in Central Asia — an “ally and important partner” of Moscow — was forced to back off efforts to strip autonomous status from Karakalpakstan after mass protests broke out there July 1-2. The region has…

Mass protests ‘won something for all Ecuadorians’

Vol. 86/No. 26 - July 18, 2022

Indigenous groups in Ecuador announced June 30 gains made after two-and-a-half weeks of daily protests and highway blockades, fighting for measures to protect workers and farmers from the ravages of inflation and other effects of today’s capitalist economic and social…