The Forever Crisis of Capitalism

by B.W. SculosEdinburg, TXRio Grande Valley United Faculty, TFA, NEA member (personal capacity) Higher credit card and mortgage interest rates, rising cost of food and many other necessities at grocery stores, soaring energy prices, shortages of life-sustaining medications. These are the daily economic experiences of people across the United States and around the world. HoweverContinue reading “The Forever Crisis of Capitalism”

Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract!

by Evren Pallares Ó’Laoghaire & Nicholas WurstWorcester, MATeamsters Local 170 (personal capacity) / SMART-TD Local 1473 (personal capacity) The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the 350,000 workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in the opening stages of a contract battle with United Parcel Services (UPS). UPS is one of theContinue reading “Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract!”

Unite Educator Strikes To Win Better Contracts

by Miranda Alpert & Peggy WangISG members in theMassachusetts Teachers Association / National Education Association Educators are at a breaking point. Stagnant pay, increased workloads, and decreased teacher autonomy are forcing many education workers – both new and veteran – out of the field. A 2022 National Education Association survey reported 55% of educators wantContinue reading “Unite Educator Strikes To Win Better Contracts”

U.S. Chambers of Commerce Supports Capitalists in Elections

Working Class Fight Back Needed by Angus McFarlandMaine In November of 2020, with the Omicron variant in full swing, 62% of Portland, Maine residents voted yes on a ballot question to increase the minimum wage in Portland from $13 to $15 by 2024, with a stipulation that during a state of emergency, there would beContinue reading “U.S. Chambers of Commerce Supports Capitalists in Elections”

Public Ownership Needed to Stop Capitalist Energy Crisis

by Ben Desjarlais This winter, working-class families across the world are acutely aware of the falling temperatures and rising costs of heating and other utilities. Households in the Northeastern U.S. are rationing high-cost heating oil to try to ensure they have enough for the winter. In the South, many fear the return of last winter’sContinue reading “Public Ownership Needed to Stop Capitalist Energy Crisis”

U.S. Corporations Profit from War in Europe

by Jacob Bilsky As Russia continues its brutal invasion of Ukraine and workers across Europe face both cost of living and energy crises, U.S. weapons and oil corporations rake in massive profits. Reports in early 2022 indicated rebounding profits for U.S. weapons manufacturers, despite losses caused by supply chain disruptions and the U.S. withdrawal fromContinue reading “U.S. Corporations Profit from War in Europe”

Democrats Lead Bipartisan Assault on Right to Strike

Congress imposes rotten contract on railroad workers by the Executive Committee of the Independent Socialist Group and Nicholas Wurst (CSX Conductor, member of SMART-TD personal capacity) The Independent Socialist Group opposes the decision by Biden and Congress to force an unfair, unsafe, and unlivable contract on railroad workers who have already voted to reject it!Continue reading “Democrats Lead Bipartisan Assault on Right to Strike”

Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Public Transit Now!

By Katt McCann This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. In June of this year, gas prices went up to an average of nearly five dollars a gallon for residents of major cities nationwide, causing many workers to abandon their cars and look towards their local public transit.Continue reading “Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Public Transit Now!”

Unions Gain Popularity – Corporations Panic

by Claire Bayler and Elisabeth Wichser A Gallup poll in early September recorded a 71% approval rating for unions, the highest since 1965. Large corporations previously untouched by unions are now facing organizing drives. The successful union elections at 245 Starbucks locations nationwide are one highly visible example of union success this year. Workers withContinue reading “Unions Gain Popularity – Corporations Panic”