SWP candidate on ballot in Nebraska, gives workers a voice

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb — Joe Swanson, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Lincoln City Council at-large, and supporters spent the Feb. 20-21 weekend building solidarity for locked-out workers at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Minnesota and collecting signatures to put Swanson…


Malcolm X: Leader of working people of all colors and creeds

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Malcolm X speaking at July 1962 New York rally called to support fight for union recognition by Local 1199. Malcolm praised Leon Davis, SEIU Local 1199 president, who spent 30 days in jail rather than comply with court order to call off 56-day strike by hospital workers.

Feb. 21 marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. Malcolm was “the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution. He spoke the truth to our generation of revolutionists,” Jack Barnes, then…


Help put SWP candidate Joe Swanson on the ballot!

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party campaign will kick off the drive to put Joe Swanson on the ballot for City Council At-Large in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a weekend of campaigning Feb. 6-7. Swanson is a longtime union member who…


Chicago nursing home workers win pay raise after 12-day strike

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

CHICAGO — After nearly two weeks on strike, 700 members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois ratified a contract with Infinity Healthcare Management that includes an immediate raise of at least $1 an hour. The strike involved certified nursing…



Hospital workers strike continues at University of Illinois

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
Striking members of Illinois Nurses Association and SEIU Local 73 join forces at rally in Chicago, Sept. 18. Central issue for both unions is bosses’ insistence on understaffing and overwork.

CHICAGO — Some 4,000 members of Service Employees International Union Local 73 are in the second week of their strike at the University of Illinois Hospital here and several of its other facilities around the state. Members of the Illinois…


Univ. of Illinois workers strike over staffing, safety, higher pay

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Members of Illinois Nurses Association, above, and other hospital workers at University of Illinois Hospital systems are out on strike, demanding increased staffing and safer conditions.

CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association walked off the job at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics here Sept. 12, five days after their contract expired. The strike vote was 995-12. Their central demands are for…


Violent course of antifa, Black Lives Matter threat to working class

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Lauren Victor threatened at Washington, D.C., restaurant Aug. 24. Actions seeking to silence, “shame” and intimidate people are on a political course toward anti-working-class thuggery.

In recent weeks there has been an escalation in deadly street violence  led by antifa and leaders of Black Lives Matter, as well as by some rightist vigilantes – from Portland, Oregon, to Kenosha, Wisconsin. The looting, intimidation, arson, street…


‘Workers need a union in every workplace, and a labor party!’

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Doreen Dempsey in Rochester, Minnesota, subscribed to Militant, bought book on revolutionary politics from SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett, signed to put party on ballot.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a little over two weeks, supporters of the Socialist Workers Party’s presidential ticket of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett collected 2,674 signatures, turning them in Aug. 18 to place the party on the ballot in…


Workers need a labor party, control of production, safety

Join drive to put Socialist Workers Party on the ballot
Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Gabby Prosser, left, gets signatures from five women at Walmart in Federal Way, Washington, to put SWP presidential ticket on ballot. Socialist Workers Party presents a fighting working-class program to build the union movement to defend our jobs, wages and working conditions.

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Socialist Workers Party campaigners are knocking on doors and meeting working people in Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington to win support for the fight to get a working-class party on the ballot in 2020. Thousands are…