Anti-racism, Labor

Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

On October 17 more than 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers in the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), along with 7,000 special education classroom assistants and other support staff from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, started to strike, demanding the newly elected Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot fund their schools. As we finish out the first… Continue reading Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

Labor

Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket

The United Auto Workers’ National Council approved a tentative deal with General Motors last Thursday. Locals were fed back information, voting by the union membership started this Saturday and will continue till Friday, October 25th, with individual locals setting their own voting times. Eirc Fred reports on what the current contract on offer would mean… Continue reading Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Immigration, Labor

Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Building broad anti-racist, anti-fascist resistance in the US today is imperative, write Iannis Delatolas and Clare Lemlich The horrors of the Trump era seem to have no end. Family separations at the border, kids having to appear and defend themselves in front of judges, thousands of refugees and immigrants locked up in concentration camps in… Continue reading Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Labor

GM strike going into second week holding solid

Marx21 interviews a veteran UAW member at a picket line in California On Monday September 23 as the GM strike entered its second week, Marx21 members Kyle Chun and Wonil Kim went to visit the picket line at a GM parts distribution center employing 60 workers in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The picket was held by… Continue reading GM strike going into second week holding solid

Labor, Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans show us how to win. Strikes and protests force out Roselló

The Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism (CPIPR) reported 500,000 demonstrators on the streets July 22 in a country of about 3 million. Photo by Alonso Sambolín “No nos vamos a cansar, te vamos a sacar” (We will not tire, we will remove you) shouted demonstrators in Puerto Rico. And they were right.  The detested… Continue reading Puerto Ricans show us how to win. Strikes and protests force out Roselló

Labor, Women's Liberation

Striking teachers show us how to win

EN ES Since February 2018, striking education workers have put class struggle back on the political agenda in the United States. It began in West Virginia when teachers and other public school workers from all 55 counties in the state refused to work, demanding an end to low pay and spiraling healthcare costs. Puncturing decades… Continue reading Striking teachers show us how to win

Español, Labor, Women's Liberation

Profesores en huelga nos muestran cómo ganar

EN ES Desde febrero de 2018, los trabajadores de la educación en huelga han vuelto a poner la lucha de clases en la agenda política de los Estados Unidos. Comenzó en Virginia Occidental cuando los maestros y otros trabajadores de escuelas públicas de los 55 condados del estado se negaron a trabajar, exigiendo el fin… Continue reading Profesores en huelga nos muestran cómo ganar