Bath workers settle, celebrate end of 63-day strike

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

BATH, Maine — Shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works voted by 87% to approve a three-year contract and returned to work Aug. 24 following a hard-fought 63-day strike after rejecting the bosses “last, best and final” anti-union contract offer. The workers…


Build solidarity with the strikers at Bath shipyard!

Strikers say No! to bosses’ union-busting demands
Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
First day of shipyard strike June 22. Solidarity rally is set for July 25 at union hall in Bath, Maine.

BATH, Maine — Some 4,300 shipbuilding workers here are fighting union busting by the bosses at Bath Iron Works as they enter their fifth week on strike. Local S6 of the Machinists union is organizing a rally in front of…


Bath shipyard workers’ strike gains solidarity

Hundreds rally in face of bosses push to impose attacks on union
Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Picket line near entrance to Bath Iron Works in Maine July 3. Bosses want to scuttle seniority rights, step up use of nonunion subcontractors in attack on union, conditions on the job.

BATH, Maine — Some 350 striking shipbuilders, family members and supporters took part in a July 3 “Solidarity Pig Roast” at the Machinists Local S6 union hall here. The event was sponsored by local members, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers…


Unfolding capitalist crisis fuels interest in ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Malcolm Jarrett, right, SWP vice presidential candidate, talks with driver Alfredo Bettis, center, at truckers’ protest in Washington, D.C., May 3. Truckers across the country protested May 1.

Over the past week SWP members have continued to increase the reach of the paper. The drive got a boost when Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, and Malcolm Jarrett, the party’s candidate for vice president, visited workers in several…


Copper miners strike against Asarco union busting nears six-month mark

Vol. 84/No. 14 - April 13, 2020

AS WE GO TO PRESS… Picketing is “constitutionally protected” activity, United Steelworkers Local 886 President Greg Romero said in a March 31 letter to strikers, affirming that pickets remain 24/7 at Asarco’s Hayden complex. Pickets at Mission and Silver Bell…


Back strikers’ five monthlong battle against Asarco union busting

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Five months into their strike, over 1,700 copper miners are standing up against Asarco’s union-busting drive. They’ve kept up picket lines 24/7 and reached out for solidarity and support.    The company, which has three mines — Mission, Ray and…


Asarco copper strikers face a serious fight and deserve solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

With their strike against Asarco now into its fifth month, copper workers continue to put up their picket lines 24/7 and to win solidarity in the face of the company’s blatant union busting and refusal to negotiate. “They’re fighting for…


Striking Asarco miners protest bosses’ union-busting attacks

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Striking Asarco copper workers and supporters protest in Phoenix Feb. 24 against bosses’ attacks and refusal to negotiate. Some 1,700 workers have been on strike since Oct. 13.

PHOENIX — “Asarco, Asarco, you can’t hide. We can see your greedy side,” chanted over 100 copper strikers and their supporters protesting here Feb. 24 in front of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration conference. The gathering attracted thousands…



Support the Asarco miners strike against union busting

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

“People need to know what we are fighting for,” Alex Terrazas, a worker at the Mission Mine and president of United Steelworkers Local 937 told this Militant worker-correspondent Jan. 7. “Asarco is a multibillion dollar corporation. They’re taking from our…