Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive

What methods could have won? by Ashley Rogers For the last several months, the urgently needed union campaign to organize 5,800 workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse raised the hopes of many Amazon workers and working people across the U.S. The union drive gained national attention. Many believed there was enough momentum and support forContinue reading “Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive”

Striking Nurses Speak at ISG Solidarity Meeting

On March 22, Worcester Independent Socialist Group (ISG) organized a public meeting in solidarity with the nurses on strike against the Tenet Healthcare Corporation, owner of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. ISG supports the nurses 110% and will do whatever we can to support the strike. We are regularly walking the picket line withContinue reading “Striking Nurses Speak at ISG Solidarity Meeting”

SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT’S NURSES – WIN THE STRIKE!

Worcester Independent Socialist Group (ISG) continues to support union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The nurses on strike are members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), fighting for safe staffing and other improvements in patient care, and safe working conditions. The MNA also fought for safe staffing limits before the pandemicContinue reading “SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT’S NURSES – WIN THE STRIKE!”

Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK

Dear MNA, Nottingham Socialist Party has heard about the strike at St Vincent’s through the Independent Socialist Group and have seen the powerful video at End Understaffing at St. Vincent’s Hospital! We want to express our complete solidarity with your struggle. The health, welfare and dignity of patients should be paramount; that requires management to ensureContinue reading “Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK”

Worcester State Faculty Declare Solidarity With Striking St. Vincent’s Nurses

On March 4th, the Worcester State University chapter of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA Worcester), unanimously approved a message of solidarity with striking Massachusetts Nurses Association nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. The statement was introduced by an Independent Socialist Group (ISG) member, and has since been adopted by the statewide MSCA union.Continue reading “Worcester State Faculty Declare Solidarity With Striking St. Vincent’s Nurses”

Nurse and Patient Well-being Is On the Line – Strike at St. Vincent’s!

Updated Solidarity Statement March 8, 10am Worcester Independent Socialist Group (ISG) stands in solidarity with union nurses at St. Vincent hospital who are on strike as of Monday, March 8th. Workers everywhere, including essential nurses, have real power in the workplace, and using that power is the only reliable way to win safe patient limits,Continue reading “Nurse and Patient Well-being Is On the Line – Strike at St. Vincent’s!”

Solidarity with Amazon Workers! Historic Union Battle at Alabama Warehouse

by Ashley Rogers Deep in the heart of the American South, through the mire of anti-union repression, nearly 6,000 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama are making a historic push to successfully organize the first Amazon warehouse in the United States. They are now clearing one of the last obstacles to unionization, voting for representation. TheContinue reading “Solidarity with Amazon Workers! Historic Union Battle at Alabama Warehouse”

St. Vincent’s Nurses Authorize Strike – ISG Stands in Solidarity

Worcester Independent Socialist Group (ISG) stands in solidarity with union nurses at St. Vincent hospital who voted Wednesday to authorize a strike. Workers everywhere, including essential nurses, have real power in the workplace, and using that power is the only reliable way to win adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safe staffing ratios, and COVID-19 protections.Continue reading “St. Vincent’s Nurses Authorize Strike – ISG Stands in Solidarity”

Hunts Point Grocery and Logistics Workers Give Bosses a Bloody Nose

On the night of January 17, 1,400 workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx called a strike, organizing a 24/7 picket line at both entrances to the workplace. The workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, were in negotiations with the company for a new contract. The workers wanted a $1 per hour raise and additional personal and sick time. The company only offered a 32 cent raise.

Solidarity with St. Vincent Nurses

Starting on January 6th, nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA began informational pickets to raise public awareness of contract negotiations and place pressure on the hospital’s owner, Tenet Healthcare. Although nurses in Massachusetts experienced problems with understaffing and unsafe patient limits for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic exasperated existing problems. Furthermore, St. VincentContinue reading “Solidarity with St. Vincent Nurses”