Univ. of Illinois workers strike over staffing, safety, higher pay

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Members of Illinois Nurses Association, above, and other hospital workers at University of Illinois Hospital systems are out on strike, demanding increased staffing and safer conditions.

CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association walked off the job at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics here Sept. 12, five days after their contract expired. The strike vote was 995-12. Their central demands are for…


Ocasio-Cortez says ‘glam’ can improve your politics

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Women coal miners from U.S. visit British coalfields in 1987, to learn about miners’ resistance. As millions of jobs are erased today and wages and working conditions come under attack, the bosses of the cosmetics industry come in to try and boost profits off women’s insecurities.

“If I’m going to spend an hour in the morning doing my glam … it’s because I feel like it. … My body, my choice!” U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, describing her daily beauty regimen in a recent film made…


Ukraine miners sit in, strike in fight for pay, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

“There are over 200 miners striking and staying underground at four iron ore mines here. They’re demanding better wages and working conditions, better social benefits and an end to corruption by management that is siphoning off money that should be…


Charges filed against cop who killed Steven Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — In a victory for fighters against police brutality, the San Leandro cop who shot and killed Steven Taylor April 18 in a Walmart store there has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E.…


Manchester drivers hit new fees on cabs

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

MANCHESTER, England — “Yes, I took part in the protest,” Shahid Munawar, who has driven a cab here for 16 years, told members of the Communist League introducing the party and the Militant to those at the taxi line outside…