Support Alabama Constellium strike over seniority, conditions

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Jan. 2 Constellium picket line in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Over 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 200 here have struck major aluminum beverage can recycle company Constellium since Dec. 15. Workers on the picket line said the company wants to gut seniority, giving bosses complete…

Ga. protests lead to arrests of vigilantes in Arbery killing

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

ATLANTA — Following weeks of protests demanding justice for the killing of a Black youth in Brunswick, Georgia, by a gang of white vigilantes, state cops have arrested a third suspect. The protests have demanded the arrest and prosecution of…

‘Prosecute vigilantes who killed Ahmaud, expose the cover-up’

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Shouts of “Justice for Maud” — Ahmaud Arbery’s nickname — rang out from the Glynn County Courthouse steps here May 16. The protest was organized to keep the pressure on authorities to prosecute the killing of the…

‘We need workers control over production, utilities’

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Rachele Fruit, right, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, speaks with Judy Sands March 7 at her home in Juliette, where the power company has contaminated the drinking water.

JULIETTE, Ga. — Signs were visible in yards all around this rural Georgia town of 1,500 near Macon that read “Georgia Power: Clean Up Your Trash!” when Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate, campaigned here March 7.…

SWP candidate talks program with Black farmers in Georgia

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, talks to Kevin Stanley, a U.S. Army veteran and peanut farmer. Stanley agreed with Fruit that what matters in the elections is which class interests a party represents and which class holds political power.

ALBANY, Ga. — One of the largest workshops at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives 37th annual conference here Feb. 13-14 discussed the challenges Black farmers face in keeping land they inherited from parents or grandparents who had not left wills…

After 40-day strike GM workers approve contract

Discussion continues on fight to end wage tiers
Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019
GM workers gained confidence during the strike, standing together and building unity in fight for equal pay for equal work. Above, Sept. 18 UAW picket at Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — Some 49,000 United Auto Workers members are back at work at General Motors after approving a new four-year contract 57% to 43%. The discussion among workers continues on what was accomplished in the 40-day strike, and…

School workers in Carolinas rally for pay raise, better conditions

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters — among them school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teachers’ aides, students and parents — marched here May 1 for the second year in a row to demand increased funding…