DSI strikers keep up picket lines, win support in contract fight

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Walmart workers bring solidarity to DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville, Kentucky, August 28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirteen striking members of Teamsters Local 89 have been picketing outside DSI Tunneling every weekday, rain or shine, for the past month. The workers won a bitter fight last November to win union representation, and then began…


Iowa storm deepens social crisis facing family farmers

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Grain silos in Linn County smashed by powerful Aug. 10 windstorm that battered Iowa. Government has left farmers, workers on their own, turning natural disaster into a social crisis.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — With little warning, a severe windstorm tore through the Midwest Aug. 10 destroying homes and farmland. But the devastation it left was turned into a social disaster by state and federal governments, whose one message to…


Louisville: DSI Tunneling workers strike for first union contract

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Teamsters Local 89 members on strike against DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Kentucky, picket Aug. 21 for their first contract. Workers won bitter fight for union representation last November.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Driving down East Chestnut Street Aug. 21, we could hear a steady stream of honking cars, expressing solidarity with members of Teamsters Local 89 on strike at DSI Tunneling for a contract. The unionists walked out Aug.…


Indiana teachers rally for higher pay, better working conditions

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Socialist Workers Party member Kaitlin Estill, right, speaks with art teacher Diana Sale at rally of over 12,000 in Indianapolis Nov. 19 backing teachers’ fight for pay raise, smaller class sizes.

INDIANAPOLIS — “Enough is enough!” was the main slogan as over 12,000 teachers and their supporters rallied around the state Capitol Building here Nov. 19, demanding higher pay, smaller classes and better working conditions. Indiana comes in dead last of…