Strikers: ‘All Mack Truck cares about is profits’

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Mack Truck strikers rally in Macungie, Pennsylvania, Oct. 20, part of 3,600 out on strike. “The company just thinks about profits,” said striker Steve Gerhard. “The union is our fraternity.”

MACUNGIE, Penn. — More than 3,600 United Auto Workers members on strike at Mack Truck plants in five cities are standing up to the bosses’ steep concession contract demands. Sweden-based Volvo Group owns Mack. They went on strike Oct. 13…



‘Cancel Puerto Rico debt,’ say protesters in NY, Philadelphia

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Marches here and in New York Sept. 21 marked the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, highlighting that the social catastrophe since the storm is not the result of a “natural” disaster, but a manmade…


Dairy farmers: ‘Instead of making a living, we’re just making debt’

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018
From left, Barb Troester, Brenda Cochran and Donna Hall from Farm Women United, which sponsored hearing in Lairdsville, Pennsylvania, July 24 to discuss crisis facing dairy farmers.

LAIRDSVILLE, Pa. — “Dairy farming just doesn’t work anymore,” Ben McCarty, a dairy farmer from Lycoming County, told an all-day “Dairy Farm Family Crisis Hearing” here July 24. “Instead of making a living you just make debt.” Dairy farmers spoke…