Walmart’s attendance policy shows need for a union

Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Workers at Walmart stores across the U.S. were informed by the bosses in February that the company was implementing a new attendance policy. The giant retailer slashed from nine to five the number of days a worker can…


Amnesty for immigrants is key for working-class unity

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019
Rally in Bridgeton, New Jersey, March 17, organized by Cosecha to demand right to driver’s licenses for immigrant workers without papers. The fight for this necessity for a normal life strengthens the battle for amnesty, which would advance unity of the whole working class.

“Our country is full,” President Donald Trump told Fox News April 5. He was trying to justify new obstacles the White House is pressing on the right of asylum for those fleeing violence and other moves aimed at discouraging immigrants…



Gangs, drugs and violence are built into capitalist rule

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018
Civil rights fighter Gloria Richardson pushes aside National Guardsman’s bayonet at July 21, 1964, Cambridge, Maryland, protest. Crime rate dropped 75 percent after start of Black rights protests there. Working-class solidarity counters dog-eat-dog morality of capitalism.

CHICAGO — As of Sept. 7, some 2,074 people have been shot here this year, and 381 of those died. The impact, especially in largely African-American neighborhoods on the South and West sides, has been devastating. And there have been…