Strikes over jobs, wages, safety as workers resist bosses’ attacks

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Group of striking New Orleans sanitation workers, called “hoppers,” with SWP 2020 presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, Aug. 13. After pay cut they’re demanding living wage, safe working conditions.

“I came to support them because the strike is like the one we won last November,” Canadian National trainman Juan Federico Garcia told the Militant  when he joined striking longshore workers in Montreal Aug. 10. He was referring to how…


Demand jobs! Fight for public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement May 26. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. The bosses and their governments tell workers “we are all in this together” as they have…


Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following statement May 19. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Strikes by workers at fruit packing plants in Washington state and independent truckers protesting in…


Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following statement May 13. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Growing numbers of workers, farmers and small-business people are taking to the streets and fighting…


Fight for jobs! Act now to protect wages, conditions

Protests spread against attacks by bosses, gov’t
Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020
New Orleans “hoppers,” workers who jump on and off sanitation trucks to collect garbage, went on strike May 5, protesting unsafe conditions, long hours and low wages.

Every day brings new evidence of the depth of the social crisis being visited on hundreds of millions of workers, farmers and small proprietors in the U.S. and around the world, a growing calamity not of their making. Working people,…