This article was originally published by the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI) by Jagadesh G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI India) Despite the widespread repression under the blatantly right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-Modi regime, the all-India general strike on 26 November, involving more than 250 million workers (the Joint Committee of Trade Unions- JCTU claimedContinue reading “Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles”
UMass Memorial Nurse (Massachusetts Nurses Association, personal capacity) The initial shortages of the pandemic are no longer being discussed. Are they over? Do you feel safe in the workplace? Do you and your co-workers have access to proper supplies? Is there adequate testing? Coronavirus cases are rising in Massachusetts once again. More of our patientsContinue reading “Report from a Front-line Nurse”
by Jacob Bilsky Since the appointment of the Trump donor and multi-millionaire capitalist Louis DeJoy to Postmaster General in May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has become a battleground for the democratic rights and quality of life of working people. Corporate media has tried to spin the role of the Democratic Party as supposedlyContinue reading “Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People”
Bryant Sculos is a union professor at Worcester State University. Because of the coronavirus crisis, many students, educators, and staff members are facing attacks on their jobs, benefits, and education. The graduate workers at Worcester State University circulated a petition to defend their stipends. Can you tell us about the conditions at Worcester State andContinue reading “Worcester State University Graduate Workers Fight for Their Pay: Interview with WSU Union Professor”
The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with Worcester State University graduate workers and applauds their victory in winning their stipends for the fall! But the fight is not over. Grad students and professors, not just at WSU, but across the country, will need to fight for contracts and compensation for the extra work causedContinue reading “Solidarity with the Worcester State University Graduates Fighting for Fair Pay!”
Por Sarah Beth Gable, SEIU Local 509 (A título personal) “En condiciones seguras, si conseguimos controlar el virus, volvería con confianza. Pero esto es una locura. No quiero que la medida de mi dedicación y compromiso sea la disposición que tenga a arriesgar mi vida y la de mis estudiantes”. Sharahn Santana, profesora de laContinue reading “La clase trabajadora de la educación se enfrenta a un inseguro e incierto semestre de otoño, mientras continúa el impulso de la reapertura de las escuelas.”
By Sarah Beth Gable, SEIU Local 509 (Personal Capacity) “Under safe conditions, if we get the virus under control, I’d go back with confidence. But this is crazy. I don’t want the measure of my dedication and commitment to be how willing I am to risk my and my students’ lives.” Sharahn Santana, a teacherContinue reading “Education’s Working Class Faces Unsafe, Uncertain Fall Semester as the Push to Re-Open Schools Continues”
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.