Ukraine workers rally May Day in fight for wages, work safety

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018
Workers march on May Day in Kryvyi Rih, a major industrial center in Ukraine, in fight for pay raise, safe working conditions and new union contract at ArcelorMittal steel plant there.

In a rebirth of May Day in Ukraine, iron ore miners, steelworkers and their supporters marched and rallied May 1 in Kryvyi Rih, one of the main industrial centers in the country. The action was organized by the Independent Trade…

University of California workers strike three days for contract

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Some 25,000 nonteaching workers at the statewide University of California system — custodians, groundskeepers, food service workers, truck drivers, lab technicians and nurses aides — went on a three-day strike beginning May 7. These members of American Federation of State,…

Join teachers for May 16 protest in North Carolina!

Teachers, school workers build for Raleigh action
Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018
Teachers at April 26 news conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, announcing May 16 march and rally in Raleigh to demand better wages, work conditions and funds for schools.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The school workers uprising that started in West Virginia in late February and has since rolled across Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado, has hit North Carolina. More than 11,500 teachers have already filed for personal days to…

Back teachers, join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

The following statement was issued, May 9 by John Studer, Socialist Workers Party national campaign director. After three decades of retreats something new is happening in the labor movement. With courage and determination teachers are showing in practice the capacities…

School workers in New Zealand rally for equal pay for women

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than 200 early childhood teachers, school support workers, teacher aides, school administrators and their families and supporters joined a “Fair’s Fair” rally here May 5 for equal pay for women. The action, part of protests…

Unions lead fight against racism, for working-class unity

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Fighting Racism in World War II is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. This selection — “CIO Committee Fights Jim Crow” from the Nov. 4, 1944, Militant — is by Charles Jackson, the pen name for Dr.…

US class struggle a feature at Havana conference

Panel from US describes capitalist rulers’ offensive, growing resistance by working people
Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

HAVANA — “Did the 2016 electoral victory of Donald Trump register a rise in racism, xenophobia, misogyny and every other form of reaction among working people in the United States? Is that why tens of millions of workers voted for…

Grenfell Tower fire survivors demand housing, fire safety

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

LONDON — Marking 10 months since the Grenfell Tower fire, where 72 people were killed and hundreds left homeless, thousands of survivors and supporters marched here April 14. Every month survivors mobilize to demand government action. This was the biggest…