Teachers union supports SWP disclosure fight in Washington

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Members of AFT Local 1789 organized a walkout in 2016 during contract negotiations at Seattle Central Colleges. The local’s executive board wrote to support Socialist Workers Party’s fight to stop Washington state officials from publicly disclosing names and addresses of SWP electors. The union has been fighting its own battle against attempts by a notorious anti-labor group to use state disclosure laws to gain access to personal information on campus workers.

The Socialist Workers Party’s recent success in preventing disclosure of the names and addresses of its presidential electors in Washington state continues to hold. And additional support for the fight to prevent disclosure keeps coming in. On Nov. 9 Annette…


SWP wins first round in Washington disclosure fight

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

SEATTLE — The fight against government threats in Washington state to disclose the names and addresses of the electors here for the 2020 Socialist Workers Party presidential slate of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett has won an important initial victory.…


A fighting course forward for working people today

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

The Socialist Workers Party and its 2020 candidates raised proposals and set an example advancing the struggles of working people against the effects of a social, economic and health crisis caused by the workings of capitalist exploitation that isn’t going…


Join fight to defend political rights in Washington state

Fight wins public support, fund goes over $20,000
Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy at Naches, Wash., Nov. 2 commemoration of worker David Cruz, who died of COVID. Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia union is fighting for safety at packinghouses. Defending political rights of SWP is also defense of union rights.

AS WE GO TO PRESS the Socialist Workers Party received notice from its attorneys in Seattle that the first round in the fight to prevent the state from disclosing the names and addresses of its presidential electors has been won.…


Whoever’s in the White House, workers need to fight for jobs

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The following statement is based on the talk given by Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, in Seattle Oct. 30. Her running mate was Malcolm Jarrett. As we go to press, the results of the presidential election are not settled.…


Workers need a labor party, to fight for our own interests

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

This statement was issued Oct. 27 by Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett. Vote for the Socialist Workers Party! We are the only party offering working people a way to defend ourselves…


SWP campaign wages fight for political rights in Washington

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

Once again, the Socialist Workers Party and its presidential ticket — this year, Alyson Kennedy for president and Malcolm Jarrett for vice president — are setting an example for all working people in defense of political rights and free expression.…


For a shorter workweek with no cut in pay to stop layoffs

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020

This statement was released by Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy Oct. 22. The pressing need for working people to join together to fight the impact of an unprecedented economic and social crisis caused by the dog-eat-dog capitalist system…


Fight against rulers’ attacks on workers’ health, wages

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020

This statement was released by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, Oct. 14. Working people need to join together to fight for protection from the impact of the spreading capitalist social and economic crisis and to use all…


For federal public works program to provide jobs

Bosses announce more layoffs, attacks on wages, job safety
Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Workers at Shop-Vac company demonstrate at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, plant Sept. 28 after company announced it was shutting down three plants and laying off 427 workers.

“You’re in good hands at Allstate,” the familiar TV commercial says. But the bosses of this large insurance company announced this week they are eliminating 3,800 workers. Allstate is one of a number of big capitalist outfits slashing its workforce…