Calif. raisin workers end strike, beat back attack on health care

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

KINGSBURG, Calif. — The strike of 500 raisin processing workers here came to an end Sept. 25 when members of Teamsters Local 431 beat back an attack by bosses on their health care and ratified a new three-year contract. The…


Teachers at Miami college rally for higher pay, full-time work

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

MIAMI — Eighty trade unionists and supporters held a march and rally at Miami Dade College North Campus Oct. 4 to support faculty adjunct workers organized by the Service Employees International Union at the college. The protest drew workers from…


As bosses face labor shortage, Amazon raises pay to $15

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

Amazon, the second-largest employer in the U.S. after Walmart, and the richest, valued at over $1 trillion, announced Oct. 2 that it’s increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in November. The move comes in face of a…


Chinese gov’t arrests Marxist Society for union organizing

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

Students at Peking University’s Marxist Society read and studied the writings of Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Mao Zedong, something that Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed during a May visit to the campus is “the foundation of China’s Communist Party.”…


‘Our revolution is a break with all previous regimes’

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

The French-language edition of  We Are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions by Thomas Sankara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. Sankara was the central leader of the 1983-87 popular democratic revolution in the West African country of…