Workers win wage hike in NY produce market strike

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
More than 1,000 Teamsters union members at New York’s Hunts Point Produce Market vote overwhelmingly to approve new contract Jan. 23, after one-week strike won wage increase.

NEW YORK — “I couldn’t be happier,” Marco Gonzalez told the Militant Jan. 23. “When you beat the owners it’s a victory. And my co-workers saw that we accomplish something when we stick together.” He was referring to the gains…


Minneapolis protest: ‘Defend the Cuban Revolution!’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Minneapolis protest: ‘Defend the Cuban Revolution!’

MINNEAPOLIS — More than two dozen people joined a picket here Jan. 17 in defense of the Cuban Revolution, an emergency response to the U.S. government’s decision a few days earlier to once again place Cuba on its “state sponsors…


Tunisian youth protest lack of jobs, police brutality

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

“The people want the fall of the regime!” chanted hundreds of demonstrators at an anti-government protest in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, Jan. 23. Discontent over massive unemployment, rising inflation, lack of social services and police brutality have led to…


‘Stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ over $55,000!

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

The special “stimulus” fund appeal to readers by the Militant  has taken another step upward. We’re now at $55,037 from 112 donations to the working-class newsweekly. “It is with great pleasure I send this ‘stimulus’ money to the Militant,” Helen…


‘Help us put the Socialist Workers Party on the ballot!’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Gerardo Sánchez, SWP candidate for Dallas City Council, talks with Valerie Pinales Jan. 20 on her doorstep about the party’s program. She signed the petition to put the party on the ballot.

DALLAS — Socialist Workers Party campaigners have gotten off to a solid start in the fight to win ballot status for Gerardo Sánchez, the party’s candidate for City Council District 1. They are extending the party’s reach and finding interest…


SWP campaign helps win long-term readers to ‘Militant’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

Socialist Workers Party candidates in the 2021 elections are discussing the party’s action program with working people coast to coast. As they do so they are visiting many of the 3,000 plus people who have subscribed to the Militant  over…



New Zealand home workers protest boss attacks

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Dozens of home-care workers and their supporters picketed Lifewise services here Jan. 23 against the employer’s attacks on hours and wages and in support of the workers’ demand for a union contract. The E Tu union…


Oil workers strike against subcontracting, for safety

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Teamsters Local 120 members and supporters picket road to Marathon Petroleum refinery Jan. 23 in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. The union struck over unsafe conditions, subcontracting jobs.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Two hundred members of Teamsters Local 120 went on strike against the Marathon Petroleum refinery here Jan. 21 over subcontracting their jobs and unsafe working conditions. Marathon bosses own the majority of oil refineries in…


Rolls-Royce bosses back off plan to cut jobs at Barnoldswick plant

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

BARNOLDSWICK, England — After nine weeks on the picket line, the Unite union Jan. 8 suspended strike action by Rolls-Royce workers here after the company backed off threatened job cuts. Mark Porter, Unite union convener at the plant, told the…