Yakima workers, SWP candidates talk union building

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
SWP candidates Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, center, tell workers about example of fight for union by Washington fruit packers. They and campaign supporter Edwin Fruit met Aug. 30 with activists in strike at Allan Brothers, including José, left, and Agustín López, right.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Socialist Workers Party presidential and vice-presidential candidates Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, on national tour across the country, explain that the party’s campaign is aimed at helping workers forge a union in every workplace and a fighting…


Fight for a union on every job site, and a labor party

SWP wins support, files for ballot in four more states
Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, at center, and supporters file over 2,000 signatures in Olympia to be on the ballot in Washington. Inset, press coverage on filing.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Winning support from thousands of working people, Socialist Workers Party campaigners filed nominating petitions to put the party’s presidential ticket, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, on the ballot in New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington state over the…


Workers need our own party, a labor party!

SWP wins support in ballot fight across the country
Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020
Senate candidate Lea Sherman signs up Don Hill in Paterson, New Jersey, July 26, to put SWP presidential ticket on ballot. SWP turned first batch of signatures in to state officials next day.

SEATTLE — Across Tennessee, New Jersey and Washington state, Socialist Workers Party campaigners are collecting signatures from working people who want to see a working-class party on the ballot in 2020. Through the fight for ballot status they’re winning support…



Airline catering workers stage nationwide protest

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

SEATTLE — Nearly 100 airline catering workers and supporters rallied and marched at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Feb. 14 demanding their bosses negotiate a new contract. The workers are part of 20,000 union members at  LSG Sky Chefs and Gate…


After nearly 3-year strike, Idaho silver miners approve contract

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

SEATTLE — After nearly three years on strike silver miners in Mullan, Idaho, voted 86-78 to ratify a new contract with the Hecla Mining Co. Jan. 6. The unionists, members of United Steelworkers Local 5114, walked out at the Lucky…


Idaho miners’ rally marks two-and-a-half-year walkout

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MULLAN, Idaho — Some 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 and supporters marched and rallied here Oct. 5, marking two and a half years since silver miners at the Lucky Friday mine went out on strike against Hecla Mining…


SWP campaigns, wins support for workers organizing to fight

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

SEATTLE — “We are seeing important examples of workers organizing to fight to change their conditions on the job. This is a change,” explained Alyson Kennedy, to nearly 40 people at a Socialist Workers Party campaign rally in Seattle Sept.…


Amid construction boom, crane collapse in Seattle kills 4 people

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

SEATTLE — On May 1 dozens of construction workers here marched on their lunch hour to Google’s new “campus” on downtown Mercer Street, where two workers and two others were killed when a crane tower came down April 27. Ironworkers…


Speakout protests Beijing’s repression of Uighur people

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

REDMOND, Wash. — “We are not an ethnic minority but an independent people with a long history. The Chinese government is attempting to wipe this out,” Duke University student Aydin Anwar told a speakout at the Muslim Association of Puget…