SWP campaigns for ‘Amnesty for immigrant workers!’

Vol. 83/No. 10 - March 11, 2019
SWP campaigns for ‘Amnesty for immigrant workers!’

SEATTLE — When Henry Dennison, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, and supporters were campaigning Feb. 18, they knocked on the door of 28-year-old Katrina Schmitt, who works two jobs as a house cleaner and a caregiver. “My…


ILWU fighter Byron Jacobs killed on job in Washington

Vol. 82/No. 26 - July 16, 2018
In 2011-2012 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 waged a hardfought successful fight against EGT Development’s union-busting attempt at the Port of Longview. Byron Jacobs, a leader of the fight, was beaten by cops during a peaceful protest Sept. 7, 2011. Jacobs, 34, was killed on the job June 28.

Byron Jacobs, 34, a member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21, was killed at work June 28 at the Port of Longview in Washington state when a vessel line on the ship he was loading snapped, resulting in…