SWP: Join the fight to defend jobs, wages, safety

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks to Alexis Santiago Avila, at Farmer John packinghouse in Los Angeles Sept. 14. “People want their voices to be heard,” he said of demonstrations against cop brutality, but “violence in the protests is a problem.”

LOS ANGELES — How can we change worsening working conditions, combat cuts to our hours and deal with rising prices? These questions were at the center of discussions among meatpackers, retail workers and farmworkers when they met the Socialist Workers…


Solidarity with Dominion grocery workers in Canada!

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Teamsters fighting for first contract picket DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 10 with IBEW Local 369 members who brought gift cards to help strikers. Solidarity is key to building unions.

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued this statement Sept. 15. The strike being waged by retail workers at Dominion stores in Newfoundland, Canada, members of the Unifor union, against cuts in wages and full-time jobs is in…


Build a union movement in all plants, workplaces!

Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs
Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
New York City unions Sept. 3 protest mayor’s threat to lay off thousands of city workers.

Sept. 9 statement by Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president. A fight by working people is needed to build a union movement in every workplace and to win immediate protection from the widespread unemployment and rising prices we face. Proposals…


SWP campaigns to build workers’ fight for jobs, control over job safety

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Omar García told SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, left, “I support unions.” We need unions in every workplace, Kennedy said, to fight for our jobs, wages and conditions.

LIVINGSTON, Calif. — Socialist Workers Party presidential and vice presidential candidates, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, joined SWP Senate candidate Joel Britton and other campaigners here to speak with working people Sept. 6. Livingston is a town of 13,000 and…


Yakima workers, SWP candidates talk union building

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
SWP candidates Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, center, tell workers about example of fight for union by Washington fruit packers. They and campaign supporter Edwin Fruit met Aug. 30 with activists in strike at Allan Brothers, including José, left, and Agustín López, right.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Socialist Workers Party presidential and vice-presidential candidates Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, on national tour across the country, explain that the party’s campaign is aimed at helping workers forge a union in every workplace and a fighting…


Cut the workweek with no cut in pay to stop layoffs!

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued this statement Sept. 2. Malcolm Jarrett is the SWP candidate for vice president. The Socialist Workers Party’s 2020 candidates are campaigning around a program of working-class action centered on the need…


Demand gov’t pay benefits to those without jobs now!

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, issued the following statement Aug. 25. Join us in demanding government action now to protect working people from the spreading scourge of mass unemployment. Workers need…


‘Workers need a union in every workplace and a labor party!’

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Maggie Trowe, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, visits picket line of members of Teamsters Local 89 on strike at DSI Tunneling, in Louisville Aug. 21.

As the vitriol between the two main capitalist candidates for U.S. president — Donald Trump and Joseph Biden — heats up with two months until the election, the Socialist Workers Party presidential ticket of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett offers…


‘Workers need a union in every workplace, and a labor party!’

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Doreen Dempsey in Rochester, Minnesota, subscribed to Militant, bought book on revolutionary politics from SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett, signed to put party on ballot.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a little over two weeks, supporters of the Socialist Workers Party’s presidential ticket of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett collected 2,674 signatures, turning them in Aug. 18 to place the party on the ballot in…


Fight for a union on every job site, and a labor party

SWP wins support, files for ballot in four more states
Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, at center, and supporters file over 2,000 signatures in Olympia to be on the ballot in Washington. Inset, press coverage on filing.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Winning support from thousands of working people, Socialist Workers Party campaigners filed nominating petitions to put the party’s presidential ticket, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, on the ballot in New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington state over the…