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…




Features

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…








SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
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.