Attacks by NY contractors grow, how can construction workers fight back?

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
April 4 Times Square march against bosses’ moves to step up nonunion construction in N.Y.

NEW YORK — “All workers need unions, they make us stronger,” said Wilmer Serrano, a construction worker who takes part in daily protests here organized by Ironworkers Union Local 46 outside the Hudson Yards development. Bosses at Related Companies, the…


SWP uses the ‘Militant’ to get support for labor battles

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

“I support the teachers,” Alfonso Delgado Jr., a landscaper, told Joel Britton and Betsey Stone when they knocked on his door in Superior, Arizona, April 21. “The government has cut a lot in the schools, including shop courses and auto…


Protests hit Barstow cop killing of Diante Yarber in California

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

BARSTOW, Calif. — “I knew Diante, knew the family. He was a good kid. The police had him, he couldn’t go anywhere. There was no need to do anything. They shot to kill,” Marcella Ezpinosa told members of the Socialist…


Despite protests, Ottawa deports Guatemalan woman

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

MONTREAL — Despite solidarity picket lines and other actions here, in Toronto and other Canadian cities April 13, Canadian Border Services Agency immigration cops deported 42-year-old Lucy Francineth Granados back to Guatemala. She had been living and working without papers…


Revolutionary Cuba answers US rulers at Peru ‘Summit’

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

Although the ostensible theme of the April 13-15 “VIII Summit of the Americas” in Lima, Peru, was to advance “the fight against corruption,” Washington and its allies used the meeting to push their campaign to bring down the government of…



New Zealand bus drivers walk out over pay, work schedules

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “I worked 69 hours last week. Some worked more,” bus driver Elizabeth Kaulima told the Militant on a picket line here outside Pavlovich Coachlines April 19. “We’re working long hours to try and make ends meet.…


Minneapolis beer truck drivers strike over staffing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
Teamsters Local 792 members on strike against beer distributor J.J. Taylor in Minneapolis picket April 12. Company demand to eliminate two-person truck crew threatens workers’ safety.

MINNEAPOLIS — “We’re striking for safety,” Todd Tucker, a 20-year driver for J.J. Taylor, Minnesota’s largest beer distributor, told Socialist Workers Party members and supporters when we joined their picket line here April 17. The 95 drivers, helpers and warehouse…


Over 300,000 march, demand Madrid free Catalan leaders

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Barcelona April 15, demanding the release and return to Catalonia of jailed leaders of pro-independence parties and groups who fled the country to escape charges and imprisonment. This was the latest protest against…


‘Summon masses to struggle against imperialism and war’

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Lenin’s Struggle for a Revolutionary International, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. In September 1916 the last national conference of the united Socialist Democratic Party of Germany took place before it split.…