‘We need a labor party, independent of the bosses’

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks to meeting at Louisville apartment complex Feb. 20, hosted by resident Lamont Anthony, seated behind podium.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “We don’t say, ‘Vote for me and I’ll fix everything,’” Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, told a meeting at the Mount Lebanon of Cedars apartments community room here Feb. 20. Instead, Kennedy, running mate…

Communications Workers hold four day strike across 9 states

Vol. 83/No. 33 - September 9, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some 20,000 workers, members of Communications Workers of America District 3, went on strike  against AT&T in nine states Aug. 24-27. They included technicians, customer service representatives and others who install, maintain and support AT&T’s residential and…

Kentucky UFCW workers end strike, push back two-tier plan

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018
United Food and Commercial Workers members picket at Four Roses distillery Sept. 14. During two-week strike unionists won solidarity, pushed back company’s divisive two-tier plan.

COX’S CREEK, Ky. — Workers at the Four Roses distillery and bottling plant pushed back the bosses’ attempt to extract concessions Sept. 21 when the company agreed to a contract that backed off divisive two-tier provisions workers were determined to…

Kentucky UFCW workers strike at Four Roses plants

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

COX’S CREEK, Ky. — Following a 100 percent solid vote authorizing a strike, 53 members of United Food and Commercial Workers locals 10-D and 23-D walked out Sept. 7 at two Kentucky Four Roses bourbon facilities. Spirited picket lines went…