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!”

International Workers Day 2022: Momentum at Amazon & Starbucks

By Nicholas Wurst (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local 1473) and Evren Pallares Ó Laoghaire (Teamsters Local 170) A version of this article was originally published in the May issue of Socialism Today, available now! Subscribe here. This year, there is something more to celebrate on International Workers Day, May 1st. A seriesContinue reading “International Workers Day 2022: Momentum at Amazon & Starbucks”

Education in Crisis: A Conversation Between Educators

Emery A., a union paraeducator in Saco, ME recently spoke with B, a union public school IT worker in Worcester, MA about the current work conditions in public education. Both are members of ISG. E: Many educators across the country have spoken out about severe staffing and resource shortages which have been worsened by theContinue reading “Education in Crisis: A Conversation Between Educators”

Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker

S is an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Technician from Ohio and a member of the Independent Socialist Group Can you describe what you do and what working conditions were like prior to the pandemic?  I work in a large regional hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, so we have always been very busy. We handleContinue reading “Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker”

St. Vincent Nurses End Historic Strike

The longest strike in the U.S. in 2021 and the longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history ended in January 2022 when union nurses voted to ratify a new contract. 700 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) were on strike for 10 months against Tenet  Corporation, owners of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. The courage and tenacity of the nurses in this strike needs to be publicly acknowledged and remembered. It’s crucial for working people to discuss the strike for future struggles around better healthcare and a stronger labor movement. 

One Year Ago: Victory Against Racist Police Repression in Worcester

This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! by Ashley Rogers, Campaign Organizer As millions of protestors took to the streets around the country during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, localContinue reading “One Year Ago: Victory Against Racist Police Repression in Worcester”