Workers’ battles over wages, conditions show way forward

When bosses claim ‘we’re all in this together’ — it’s a lie!
Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Striking workers picket at Allan Brothers fruit processing plant in Naches, Washington, May 19. Workers are demanding higher wages, job safety, clean water and 40-hour workweek.

Fruit packers in Washington’s Yakima Valley who are striking and protesting for higher wages, safer working conditions and respect, along with owner-operator truck drivers fighting against brokers’ rate-gouging and onerous government regulations are setting an example for working people everywhere.…


Demand gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following statement May 6. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. Working people are finding ways to unite and fight the rulers’ assaults on our jobs, wages…


Demand gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, released the following call to action April 28. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Tens of millions of workers have been thrown out of work in the U.S., robbed…


Fight for jobs! Organize to defend wages, job safety!

Workers main problem today is capitalism, not ‘the virus’
Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020
Factory, textile and garment workers demonstrate in Karachi, Pakistan, April 18, demanding end to firings by bosses, for payment of wages for workers at plants that are shut down.

Tens of millions of working people in the U.S. and many millions worldwide have been thrown out of work through lockdowns imposed by capitalist governments, shutting factories, transportation, retail outlets, hotels, restaurants and more. The key problem facing workers today…


Put workers back to work! Fight for jobs, no wage cuts!

Bosses seek to make workers pay for today’s capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Miami hotel, restaurant workers idled by government shutdown joined union car caravan April 19 to protest unemployment pay delays. “The system doesn’t work,” Ines Santiesteban said.

Growing numbers of workers and farmers are facing conditions that make it crystal clear our main problem today is the rulers’ deep shutdown of the economy and the massive loss of jobs it has caused. Tens of millions are thrown…


Organize to defend jobs, wages, working conditions

Bosses dump costs of ‘recovery’ on workers’ backs
Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Above, line to file for unemployment in Hialeah, Florida, April 7. Inset, rent protest in Los Angeles April 1.

The International Monetary Fund forecast April 14 the unfolding global depression conditions facing working people today will be the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The contraction already dwarfs that of the global financial crisis 12 years ago.…


Workers’ job actions lead fight for safety, more pay

Road to build a fighting labor movement
Vol. 84/No. 14 - April 13, 2020
Sanitation workers in Pittsburgh protest for safety equipment, higher pay. “Nobody respected the garbage men till we didn’t pick up the garbage,” worker Derrick McClinton told the media.

Around the country and worldwide, more and more workers are organizing on the job to fight callous insistence by the bosses that they work without protective equipment in hazardous environments. They are also resisting other attacks on their jobs, wages…


Workers need road forward to battle economic and social crises

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Workers, suddenly without jobs, line up for unemployment benefits in Las Vegas March 17. The virus outbreak triggered the coming depression, which has been looming for some time.

The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated the fastest fall ever on the capitalists’ stock markets the world over, posing the need for workers to organize and chart a road forward out of the unfolding economic and social crises. In the U.S.…