Operating Engineers enter fifth week of strike against Macy’s

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Over 70 members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 are on strike against Macy’s department stores throughout Northern California and in Reno, Nevada. All the strikers are concentrating their picket lines at the Union…

Charges filed against cop who killed Steven Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — In a victory for fighters against police brutality, the San Leandro cop who shot and killed Steven Taylor April 18 in a Walmart store there has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E.…

Calif. caravan says, ‘Charge cops who shot Steven Taylor’

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party campaign of Joel Britton for U.S. Congress here are widely circulating his statement demanding the arrest and prosecution of the San Leandro cops who shot and killed Steven Taylor inside the…

Protest cop killing of Steven Taylor in Northern California Walmart

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Cops stand over dying Steven Taylor after shooting and using Taser on him at San Leandro, California, Walmart April 18. Family has demanded cops be arrested and prosecuted. Inset, photo of Taylor.

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — “It was disgusting,” Cynthia Pratt said of the April 18 cop slaying of Steven Taylor inside the Hesperian Blvd. Walmart here. She was talking to Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the…

SWP calls for workers control of production, safety at PG&E

Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019
“PG&E management’s sole concern is maximizing profits for its shareholders,” said SWP candidate for San Francisco mayor Joel Britton at July 9 hearing on company’s demand for rate increase. He called “for nationalization of PG&E and running it under workers control.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of San Francisco, was the first speaker at a public hearing here July 9 sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the California Public Utilities Commission, the state…