DSI strikers keep up picket lines, win support in contract fight

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Walmart workers bring solidarity to DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville, Kentucky, August 28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirteen striking members of Teamsters Local 89 have been picketing outside DSI Tunneling every weekday, rain or shine, for the past month. The workers won a bitter fight last November to win union representation, and then began…


Indiana casino workers march for wage raise, health coverage

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — More than 100 casino workers and their supporters marched through Caesars Southern Indiana casino here Feb. 26 to demand a wage raise and improved health care coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local…


Minneapolis janitors strike one day in fight for new contracts

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020
Commercial janitors in Minneapolis, members of Service Employees International Union Local 26, voted Feb. 8 to authorize a walkout in fight for wage raise, dignity on the job.

MINNEAPOLIS — Janitors, members of Service Employees International Union Local 26, reached a tentative agreement after a strike here Feb. 27. There are 4,000 commercial janitors in the SEIU local. Many are immigrants from Latin America, East Africa and other…


Minnesota Teamsters walk out in support of UNFI strikers

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Teamsters Local 414 members, who struck United Natural Foods plant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, picket at company’s Hopkins, Minnesota, plant Dec. 17, winning support from workers there.

HOPKINS, Minn. — Seven hundred members of Teamsters Local 120 walked out here Dec. 17 at United Natural Foods Inc., the largest organic grocery distributor in North America. The workers were supporting Teamsters Local 414 members who had set up…


Indiana teachers rally for higher pay, better working conditions

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Socialist Workers Party member Kaitlin Estill, right, speaks with art teacher Diana Sale at rally of over 12,000 in Indianapolis Nov. 19 backing teachers’ fight for pay raise, smaller class sizes.

INDIANAPOLIS — “Enough is enough!” was the main slogan as over 12,000 teachers and their supporters rallied around the state Capitol Building here Nov. 19, demanding higher pay, smaller classes and better working conditions. Indiana comes in dead last of…


Airline catering workers picket Dallas airport in contract fight

Vol. 83/No. 33 - September 9, 2019
Hundreds of airline catering workers, working for LSG Skychefs, rally near American Airlines headquarters by Dallas-Fort Worth airport Aug. 13, demanding wage raises and new contract.

EULESS, Texas — Several hundred airline catering workers employed at LSG Skychefs from cities across the country joined a lively informational picket line near the American Airlines headquarters outside the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Aug. 13. The unionists, members of…