Seven-month ‘truce’ ends Montreal port strike

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

MONTREAL — A hard-fought 12-day strike for a new contract by 1,125 Montreal port workers against the Maritime Employers Association ended Aug. 21 following the signing of a seven-month “truce” between officials of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local…


Locked-out Regina refinery workers fight to defend pensions

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Over 700 workers at the Coop Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan, are fighting to defend their pensions. They were locked out Dec. 5 after they voted overwhelmingly to strike. Unifor, the workers union, mobilized hundreds of members from across Canada Jan.…


Striking steelworkers in British Columbia rally over concessions

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Over 500 striking members of United Steelworkers Local 1937 and their supporters marched and rallied at Western Forest Products corporate headquarters in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Nov. 6. Workers came by busload from throughout the area. Some…


Minneapolis beer truck drivers strike over staffing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
Teamsters Local 792 members on strike against beer distributor J.J. Taylor in Minneapolis picket April 12. Company demand to eliminate two-person truck crew threatens workers’ safety.

MINNEAPOLIS — “We’re striking for safety,” Todd Tucker, a 20-year driver for J.J. Taylor, Minnesota’s largest beer distributor, told Socialist Workers Party members and supporters when we joined their picket line here April 17. The 95 drivers, helpers and warehouse…


Delta workers rally in Minnesota to build support for a union

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Delta Airlines ramp and cargo workers, flight attendants and supporters held a standing-room-only rally at the Labor Center here April 4 to advance their fight to organize a union. Delta workers from the Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis,…