New England Stop & Shop workers strike against cuts

‘Don’t stop, don’t shop at Stop and Shop!’
Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019
Striking Stop & Shop workers picket in Boston April 12. Widespread solidarity is needed.

BOSTON — Some 31,000 workers on strike at over 240 Stop & Shop grocery stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are calling on working people to support their fight. The unionists, members of five United Food and Commercial Workers…

Bosses refuse help from locked-out unionists in Mass. gas explosions

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018
Unionists locked out by National Grid power company at Aug. 29 protest, above, offered to help after explosions at homes served by nonunion Columbia Gas. They were turned down.

BOSTON — Gas explosions rocked houses in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, three towns along the Merrimack River near Boston Sept. 13, killing one person and injuring dozens. Seventy homes exploded or caught fire from leaks caused by overpressurized gas…

Locked-out National Grid utility workers rally in Boston

Vol. 82/No. 29 - August 6, 2018
Members of United Steelworkers union, locked out by utility company National Grid, and their supporters march in Boston July 18 against bosses’ demands for cuts to health care, pensions.

BOSTON — “If we stay strong we will get what we want,” United Steelworkers Local 12003 President Joe Kirylo told 1,500 locked-out Steelworkers and their supporters who marched from City Hall to a spirited rally at the Massachusetts Statehouse here…

Massachusetts natural gas workers fight National Grid lockout

Vol. 82/No. 27 - July 23, 2018

BOSTON — When 1,200 natural gas workers, members of United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012, showed up for work across Massachusetts June 25, they discovered they had been locked out by National Grid company bosses. In spite of the unions’…

Revolution’s 1961 literacy drive ‘changed Cuban society’

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Cuban revolutionary Griselda Aguilera began an eight-state and District of Columbia tour Jan. 30 with a dinner and program at a Puerto Rican restaurant in Holyoke, Massachusetts. When she was 7 years old, Aguilera was the youngest…