As workers around the country fight to stay safe amidst COVID-19, Nick Wurst of ISG spoke with Rich Libby, shop steward at Stop and Shop for UFCW Local 1445. Stop and Shop workers around New England are fighting for safer working conditions and increased hazard pay. Rich was active as one of the leading strikers on the picket lines in Worcester, MA during the 2019 contract strike.
Despite record levels of unemployment, workers from diverse sectors of the economy have turned to collective action, fighting not only for a living wage and safe working conditions, but for their right to live! Amazon warehouse workers, Whole Foods workers, nurses, meat packers, bus drivers, nurses, and more are all sending a message to the capitalists – we won’t die for your profits!
Multinational Healthcare Corporation Tenet furloughs nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA during the pandemic.
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. “And to Mr Bezos [plutocratic billionaire owner of Amazon] my message is simple. I don’t give a damn about your power. You think you’re powerful? We’re the ones that have the power. Without us working, what are you goingContinue reading ““We have the power” – Staten Island Amazon workers walkout”
This post was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Around 48,000 General Motors workers are on strike nationwide in the United States for the sixth day. The United Auto Workers union walked out of all 55 US plants on 15 September, for the first time since Obama bailedContinue reading “Workers at US General Motors take strike action”