Kenosha rally says, ‘Charge cop who shot Jacob Blake!’

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Some 2,000 demonstrators join Aug. 29 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, hosted by the family of Jacob Blake Jr. after he was shot in the back seven times by a city cop. “The cop who shot Jacob needs to be charged,” teacher Jason Jackson told the Militant at the rally.

KENOSHA, Wis. — Some 2,000 demonstrators marched and rallied here Saturday, Aug. 29, to demand “Justice for Jacob,” in what was described as a “Peace March” hosted by the family of Jacob Blake Jr.  Kenosha cop Rusten Sheskey shot 29-year-old…


Nurses in Joliet ratify contract, plan return to work

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

CHICAGO — Striking nurses at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet voted July 20 to accept the bosses’ latest contract offer and end their strike, which began July 4. The vote was 57.2% in favor and 42.8% against.…


Nurses on strike in Joliet: ‘We can set an example’

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
Striking Illinois nurses picket AMITA Health Center July 12 for better conditions, more staff.

JOLIET, Ill. — Chanting, “What do we want? Safe staffing! When do we want it? Now!” some 200 striking nurses, their families and supporters rallied outside the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here July 12. The action was preceded…


Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

JOLIET, Ill. — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here set up strike picket lines July 4 in a fight to win safer staffing levels, keep their sick pay and get a raise.…


Support GM strikers, Blackjewel coal miners!

‘No more tiers!’ is demand at the center of GM strike
Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019
Caravana de solidaridad de Louisville se une a huelguistas en planta de GM Corvette en Bowling Green, Kentucky, el 23 de septiembre. “Tenemos que defender a todos o no podemos defendernos a nosotros mismos”, dijo Renata McKenney, trabajadora jubilada de Ford.

ROANOKE, Ind. — “I’ve been a temporary worker for three and a half years with no end in sight,” United Auto Workers union member Raymond Walker told the Militant on the General Motors strike picket line here as he joined…


Indiana Machinists end 2-month strike, vow to fight plant closure

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. — “I am glad we went on strike. It brought us closer together. We learned solidarity,” Kelley Wilson, an inspector at the Regal Beloit plant, told the Militant  Sept. 4, the day after members of International Association of…


Indiana teachers rally for higher pay, better working conditions

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Over 1,000 teachers rally in Indiana Statehouse March 9. “They ask us to stay after school and do extra work but with no extra pay,” elementary school teacher Sandra Butts told the Militant.

INDIANAPOLIS — Over 1,000 teachers from across the state rallied at the Indiana Statehouse here March 9 for more school funding and higher pay. Sponsored by the Indiana State Teachers Association, the event was originally scheduled to be held outdoors,…


Walmart’s plan to eliminate greeters provokes outcry

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

Walmart styles itself as a philanthropic, community-minded and caring company. On occasion, the company assigns employees to staff tables in the stores collecting money for local hospitals. The bosses direct cashiers to ask customers if they want to make a…


Chicago hotel strikers win year-round health coverage

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

CHICAGO — Since 6,000 members of UNITE HERE Local 1 went on strike here in early September, workers at 24 of the 26 hotels have settled, winning year-round health care insurance, the biggest issue in their walkout. Union members remain…


Workers win strike over health care at several Chicago hotels

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018

CHICAGO — “Nine down and 17 to go,” Beatriz Cervantes, a striker walking the picket line at the Palmer House here, told the Militant  Sept. 23. Originally from Mexico, she has 15 years seniority as a steward on night shift…