Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker

by Sam Skinner Nicholas Wurst is a freight conductor in Massachusetts for CSX and is a member of SMART-TD, one of the rail unions. Previously he worked in an intermodal yard for CSX and was a member of TCU/IAM. He is a  member of the Independent Socialist Group.  The news is full of stories aboutContinue reading “Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker”

Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights

Stop the Right-Wing Attack on Civil Rights On June 24th, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade that protectedthe legal right to abortion nationwide. As a result, millions of women in the United States willlose access to abortion as trigger bans kick in. This latest attack follows a host of oppressiveContinue reading “Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights”

Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections

by Danny Neuman (United Federation of Teachers, personal capacity) On May 19th, the American Arbitration Association finished tallying the results of the 2022 United Federation of Teachers (UFT) leadership election. The election occurred against the backdrop of record high job dissatisfaction among school staff, much of which is due to failures among government and administratorsContinue reading “Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections”

Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract

by M. Germon April 27 2022: Union nurses and supporters picket for first contract at Maine Med. (National Nurses United) After eight long months of negotiations, the nurses at Maine Medical Center are turning up the heat. Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity to an informational picket organized by the Maine Med nurses’ unionContinue reading “Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract”

Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!

by Elisabeth Wichser Working women in Argentina, Ireland, and Colombia have won access to abortion in the last decade, yet in some countries, like the U.S., the right wing has escalated attacks on abortion rights. In response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft against Roe V. Wade, protests to defend abortion rights—like the thousandsContinue reading “Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!”

Pride is a Protest!

by Emery Addams (Maine Educators Association, personal capacity) Over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the political origins of Pride month, the LGBTQ+ community is under attack. The most recent right-wing offensives are laws targeting trans people, and trans youth in particular. These range from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans any mentionContinue reading “Pride is a Protest!”

Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers

by Gray Hauff & Milena Germon With the prices of everyday goods on the rise and wages failing to keep up, working-class people are looking for answers and economic alternatives. Essentials are rising in cost—gas, groceries, and rent, to name a major few—and nobody in power seems to be doing anything to help working people. Continue reading “Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers”

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism

by Char Scott March 11, 2022 – Students in Iowa walk out to protest a new law to prevent transgender students from competing in sports. Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) Multiple states across the nation, including Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida, have recently proposed or passed laws that threatenContinue reading ““Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism”

Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price

by Jacob Bilsky Economists and bankers are talking about a possible recession in the United States and the world economy. Falling stock prices are slowing the capitalists’ profits, and they will make the working-class pay the price with layoffs, inflation, and government bailouts for corporations. Working people are already feeling the effects of the growingContinue reading “Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price”

Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights!

On May 2nd, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson was leaked to the public, suggesting that the ruling in this case will overturn the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will result in millions of women in the United States losing access toContinue reading “Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights!”