SWP in Amarillo: Asarco strike lessons, back labor fights today

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
In Amarillo, Texas, April 1, roofer Marcos Mendoza, left, told Gerardo Sánchez, SWP candidate for Dallas City Council, that bosses take advantage of undocumented workers to pay them lower wages. SWP fights for amnesty for all immigrant workers in the U.S., Sánchez said.

AMARILLO, Texas — Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, and a team of campaign supporters spoke with a wide range of workers during a campaign visit here March 31 to April 1. “Workers in Dallas, in…

Montreal longshore workers fight for safety on the job

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

MONTREAL — By an almost unanimous vote March 21 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal rejected the latest “final” concession contract demands by the Maritime Employers Association. The online strike authorization vote by members of Canadian Union of Public…

Steelworkers in Farrell, Pennsylvania, end strike

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

Over 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 1016-3, who had been on strike for six months against NLMK Steel in Farrell, Pennsylvania, voted up a four-year contract March 1. At the center of the strike was workers’ efforts to keep…

Count begins in vote for a union at Amazon in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

ATLANTA — “I feel like everybody is watching us and we’re really making a difference and making a change when it comes to everybody sticking together and standing together,” Darryl Richardson, an outspoken supporter of the fight to win union…

SWP launches campaign for mayor in Minneapolis

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — At a lively and well-attended public forum here March 20, the Socialist Workers Party launched its campaign of Doug Nelson for mayor of Minneapolis. Nelson and campaign spokesperson Kevin Dwire spoke, addressing the fight of locked-out Marathon Petroleum…

SWP campaigners collaborate to expand reach in the Midwest

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
SWP campaign supporter Ruth Harris, left, discusses Amazon warehouse, Marathon refinery labor battles with Jerri Ellington, in Crete, Nebraska, March 20, and need to build solidarity.

LINCOLN, Neb. — “Our party is organizing solidarity with the locked-out Marathon oil workers fight in Minnesota and any other struggles by working people,” Joe Swanson, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Lincoln City Council, told a campaign meeting here March…

Ky. SWP launches campaign, ‘Workers need their own voice’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Maggie Trowe, with campaign supporters, speaks at March 12 press conference in front of City Hall to announce her campaign as Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Working people need a voice and a movement,” Margaret Trowe told Rebekah Dow of WLKY-TV as she interviewed the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor at a press conference outside City Hall March 12. “Like the 18…

SWP ballot drive in New Jersey gains ground

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

UNION CITY, N.J. — Supporters of the campaign of Joanne Kuniansky and Candace Wagner, the Socialist Workers Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of New Jersey, made steady progress during the second weekend of a six-week effort to put…

SWP protests attacks on LA Buddhist temple, Asians

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES — One of a series of attacks across the country targeting Asians took place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Feb. 25, where the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple was broken into and desecrated. An unknown attacker climbed the temple’s…