DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville win support

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “We’re here to support our union brothers fighting for their first contract,” UPS worker Adam Hedges said as he joined them picketing outside DSI Tunneling Sept. 18. When the 13 DSI workers won union recognition last November,…


Debate over road forward to win justice for Breonna Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Several hundred people march in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 25, calling for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor March 13. Actions like these point to need for disciplined mass protests as only way to draw in broad social forces needed to put cops on trial for brutality.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Determined to press authorities to stop stalling and prosecute the cops who killed Breonna Taylor, hundreds demonstrated outside the 146th Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. Taylor, an emergency room technician, died at the hands of the city cops…


Join protests for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 27 protest in Louisville, Kentucky, demands cops who killed Breonna Taylor be arrested, charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s been four months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in a hail of bullets by cops breaking into her apartment in a late night “no-knock” raid here. Outrage over her death has…


Louisville rally: Arrest cops in killing of Breonna Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Some 200 people rally May 26 at mayor’s office in Louisville, demand cops who shot Breonna Taylor as she lay in her bed be arrested. With mic is Velicia Walker, mother of Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend. Maggie Trowe, left, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate, also spoke.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than a hundred people gathered here May 25 to protest the March 13 police killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician. “My daughter’s life mattered,” Tamika Palmer told fellow protesters. “Those cops shot her.…


Indiana casino workers march for wage raise, health coverage

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — More than 100 casino workers and their supporters marched through Caesars Southern Indiana casino here Feb. 26 to demand a wage raise and improved health care coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local…


Rally protests attacks on abortion rights in Kentucky

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Amy Husk, SWP candidate for Kentucky governor, left, and supporter Jacquie Henderson, right, talk with Planned Parenthood interns Ruby Lestrange, center, and Kerrigan Young at Feb. 7 protest in Frankfort against government attacks on women’s right to choose abortion.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 100 protesters gathered at the state Capitol here Feb. 7 to demonstrate in defense of a woman’s right to choose abortion.  They were speaking out in opposition to a bill in the state legislature that…


SWP wins a hearing in Kentucky coal country

Vol. 83/No. 3 - January 21, 2019
Amy Husk, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Kentucky governor, talks with Martha Blair on her doorstep in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Jan. 4, about party’s campaign and upcoming May Day Brigade to Cuba. Blair said she was interested in working on both.

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Socialist Workers Party candidates and members are talking with working people in big cities, small towns and farming areas across the country. Everywhere they go they knock on doors and introduce the party, its program, the Militant …


Striking Kentucky concrete workers fight bosses’ ‘final offer’

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The strike by 45 concrete workers, members of Teamsters Local 89 here at Allied Ready Mix, remains strong after eight weeks of picketing. The drivers, mechanics, loader operators and batchmakers walked out Oct. 8, after rejecting the…


Minneapolis beer truck drivers strike over staffing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
Teamsters Local 792 members on strike against beer distributor J.J. Taylor in Minneapolis picket April 12. Company demand to eliminate two-person truck crew threatens workers’ safety.

MINNEAPOLIS — “We’re striking for safety,” Todd Tucker, a 20-year driver for J.J. Taylor, Minnesota’s largest beer distributor, told Socialist Workers Party members and supporters when we joined their picket line here April 17. The 95 drivers, helpers and warehouse…