Vote for union set at Amazon warehouse center in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

BESSEMER, Ala. — “The company has been calling workers in for meetings, 20 at a time, all day, every day, to talk against the union,” Jerry Burns, who works at the Amazon fulfillment center here, often unloading trucks on the…


Ala. Amazon workers win right to vote to have a union

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

ATLANTA — Despite objections from Amazon, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Dec. 16 that workers at Amazon’s warehouse and distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama, have shown enough support for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to hold a…


Alabama Amazon warehouse workers fight for union

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

BESSEMER, Ala. — “The managers talk to you like you’re a child,” Ray, a 31-year-old Amazon worker, told us when we met going door to door here Dec. 5. A former Walmart worker, he started working at the new Amazon…


Atlanta solidarity vigil with protests in Nigeria

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Atlanta solidarity vigil with protests in Nigeria

ATLANTA — “We’re here to honor the lives lost in Nigeria,” Victor Bomi told a protest outside the Nigerian Consulate here Oct. 30. “Even one Nigerian life lost is too many — too many killed by SARS, by the police,…


‘Trump-Biden debate shows workers need our own party’

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Congress keeps “arguing about the stimulus package and doesn’t act because they don’t go home to children who are hungry,” LaTia Killingsworth, right, told SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy in Forest Park, Georgia, Oct. 1. Kennedy explained workers need to organize to fight to defend jobs, wages and job safety. Killingsworth endorsed the SWP campaign

MADISON, Tenn. — “We watched the Trump-Biden presidential debate,” Allison Kultaeva told Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, as she was campaigning in this Nashville suburb Oct. 3. “It was terrible! I’m so happy to find out there’s a…



‘Things are even harder for small farmers now’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

ATLANTA — “Things are even harder than usual for small farmers right now, with so much uncertainty about what will happen,” Willie Head told the Militant April 13. Head has several hundred acres of corn, melons, greens and other vegetable…


SWP: Working people can make gains ‘when we stand and fight’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Farmer Willie Head, center, meets with Alyson Kennedy, SWP 2016 candidate for president and Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, Oct. 2 in Pavo, Georgia.

PAVO, Ga. — “The protest by Blackjewel coal miners in Kentucky is an example of what working people can accomplish if we stand together and fight,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 2016, told Willie Head Oct.…


North Carolina workers confront social disaster

Crisis is product of dog-eat-dog capitalist rule
Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018
Sept. 28, Rebecca Stutts (center) and Militant subscriber Samantha Worrell (right) introduced Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Georgia governor, to workers in North Carolina coastal area abandoned by capitalist rulers after Hurricane Florence.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — “People just got back on their feet from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and now we’ve been hit again by Hurricane Florence,” Samantha Worrell told three worker-correspondents for the Militant  Sept. 28. She lives in the small town…


Steelworkers at ArcelorMittal, US Steel protest concession demands

Vol. 82/No. 34 - September 17, 2018
Steelworkers rally in Fairfield, Alabama, Aug. 30 against U.S. Steel demands for increase in health care costs and other concessions. Contract for over 30,000 ran out two days later.

FAIRFIELD, Ala. — “We don’t want this contract and we aren’t going to have it,” Lewis Parsons, who has worked at U.S. Steel’s Fairfield Works here for 28 years, told the Militant. “They have to come up with something better.…