Amazon workers fighting for union in Alabama need solidarity!

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Workers who recently won a union at the Philadelphia Museum of Art joined Feb. 20 Philadelphia action in solidarity with Amazon workers fighting for union representation in Alabama.

Some 80 unionists and others turned out in Philadelphia Feb. 20 for a solidarity action with workers fighting for a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Almost 6,000 workers there began voting Feb. 8 on whether the Retail,…


DHL Liverpool workers use union power to win raise

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LIVERPOOL, England — After 10 days of strikes since mid-December, 120 drivers and warehouse workers at DHL’s Croxteth depot here ended their current round of action Feb. 8, winning a pay raise. The striking workers, members of the Unite union,…


Union vote underway at Amazon warehouse in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

ATLANTA — Nearly 6,000 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, began voting Feb. 8 on whether the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union should represent them in their efforts to improve wages and working conditions and defend…


Coles warehouse workers in Australia fight 3-month lockout

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Rally in Sydney Dec. 12 protests lockout by Coles warehouse bosses of 350 members of United Workers Union. They’re fighting for better severance pay and end to bosses’ threats.

SYDNEY — Some 350 warehouse workers at Coles distribution center in Smeaton Grange in southwest Sydney have been picketing since the bosses locked them out Nov. 19. Coles announced they decided to extend the three-month lockout indefinitely Feb. 9 after…



Minn. Marathon oil workers fight for safety, no subcontracting

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn.— Over 200 workers and supporters attended a rally Feb. 4 in solidarity with members of Teamsters Local 120 on strike at the Marathon refinery here. They are fighting for safe working conditions and an end to…


Minnesota refinery workers win support in fight for safety, jobs

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021
Locked out Teamster Local 120 members and their families picket at gas station supplied by Marathon Oil in St. Paul Park, Minnesota, Jan. 30 in fight against unsafe working conditions.

PAUL PARK, Minn. — Teamsters Local 120 members at Marathon’s oil refinery here have been on strike since Jan. 21, fighting for safer working conditions and no subcontracting out of jobs. The union made an unconditional offer to return to…


Gas workers in UK strike against boss moves to cut pay

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

STOCKPORT, England — Striking gas workers in the U.K. have held 11 strike days beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 1, standing up to bullying tactics by Centrica bosses seeking to impose pay cuts. The 7,500 workers, members of the GMB…


Oil workers strike against subcontracting, for safety

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Teamsters Local 120 members and supporters picket road to Marathon Petroleum refinery Jan. 23 in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. The union struck over unsafe conditions, subcontracting jobs.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Two hundred members of Teamsters Local 120 went on strike against the Marathon Petroleum refinery here Jan. 21 over subcontracting their jobs and unsafe working conditions. Marathon bosses own the majority of oil refineries in…


Rolls-Royce bosses back off plan to cut jobs at Barnoldswick plant

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

BARNOLDSWICK, England — After nine weeks on the picket line, the Unite union Jan. 8 suspended strike action by Rolls-Royce workers here after the company backed off threatened job cuts. Mark Porter, Unite union convener at the plant, told the…