Supreme Court: Job discrimination for being gay, transgender is illegal

Ruling includes ‘poison pill’ against women’s rights fight
Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 15 that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” This ruling, like their 2015 decision striking down state government restrictions barring gay people from getting married,…


New Zealand factory workers fight to get back stolen pay

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
June 20 protest at Temperzone factory. Owners kept government subsidy for workers’ wages, “paid” workers out of vacation, sick pay.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Management told us we had the option of using our paid leave or going without pay. That is, we could feed our families or not feed them. We could pay our bills or not. It was…


Oberlin College appeal tries to turn criminal into the victim

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Allyn Gibson Sr. talking with children outside his Oberlin, Ohio, store. Appeal of court decision against Oberlin College officials deepens race-baiting smear campaign against Gibsons family.

Perpetuating their smear campaign against the Gibson family who own a small bakery, Oberlin College asked the Ohio Court of Appeals June 5 to overturn a 2019 jury verdict finding the college and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo guilty of…


Solidarity with striking Bath shipyard workers!

Strikers fight boss move to pit generations against each other
Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Shipbuilding workers on strike at Bath Iron Works in Maine June 22. Thousands of Machinists union members rejected company demands to contract out work, attack seniority, health care.

BATH, Maine — Thousands of Machinist union members went on strike here June 22 against concession demands at Bath Iron Works. They are fighting moves by the bosses to extend the use of subcontractors to further attack their jobs, wages…