New Orleans “hoppers,” workers who jump on and off sanitation trucks to collect garbage, went on strike May 5, protesting unsafe conditions, long hours and low wages.

Fight for jobs! Act now to protect wages, conditions

Protests spread against attacks by bosses, gov’t

Every day brings new evidence of the depth of the social crisis being visited on hundreds of millions of workers, farmers and small proprietors in the U.S. and around the world, a growing calamity not of their making. Working people,…

Socialist Workers Party statement

Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following statement May 13. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Growing numbers of workers, farmers and small-business people are taking to the streets and fighting…

From Panama to El Salvador workers fight for jobs, relief

Capitalist rulers across Latin America are using coronavirus outbreaks in their countries as a pretext to attack the wages, living conditions and political rights of working people. From Chile to Panama to El Salvador these attacks are meeting resistance as…


How the Teamsters union organized owner-drivers in 1930s

Truckers protest in Washington, D.C., in May, demanding an end to brokers’ price gouging.

Beginning May 1, hundreds of truckers in their rigs converged on Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago to fight to defend their livelihoods. As part of discussions about how to organize owner-operators alongside fleet drivers to fight the bosses and…

Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.