Biden breaks student loan promises and ends payment freeze

by Char Scott Millions of Americans have benefited from the student loan freeze implemented during the start of the pandemic, and many rightfully demand forgiveness for all student loans. Higher education should be a right, but it’s prohibitively expensive for most of the working class. Moreover, the huge costs of attending college are growing worseContinue reading “Biden breaks student loan promises and ends payment freeze”

Corporations and Government Failed to Address Baby Formula Shortage

By Angus McFarland Parenting has never been easy for working people, and during the last few years the challenges have doubled and redoubled.  Precarious work, absence of paid parental leave, and low wages have created conditions where both parents (in a two parent household) must work as soon and as much as possible after theirContinue reading “Corporations and Government Failed to Address Baby Formula Shortage”

Workers struggle to find housing while banks and landlords gouge profits

By Sarah Plutnicki Across the United States, many Americans are increasingly concerned about affordable housing availability within their local communities. According to a Pew Research Center survey from 2021, roughly 50 percent of Americans have said that affordable housing availability is a major issue where they live, which is a 10% increase from 2018. OnceContinue reading “Workers struggle to find housing while banks and landlords gouge profits”

How Do We Solve Gun Violence?

by Jai Chavis The Buffalo supermarket shooting on May 14th killed ten people and injured three more in an explicitly anti-Black terror attack. Then, ten days later, another shooter killed 19 children and two educators at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX, while police spent over forty minutes refusing to confront the shooter. More recently, aContinue reading “How Do We Solve Gun Violence?”

Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack

Wave of Conservative rulings from Supreme Court By Sam Skinner Protests have erupted across the U.S. since the Supreme Court issued a series of rulings attacking the civil rights of working people—most notably the reversal of Roe v. Wade which guaranteed a legal right to abortion nationwide. Many states have spent the last few decadesContinue reading “Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack”

Union Victory for Starbucks Workers in Biddeford, Maine!

by Emery Addams, Maine Education Association (personal capacity) Earlier today, the Starbucks workers in Biddeford, Maine, joined the ranks of over 170 other recently organized Starbucks locations by winning their union vote. Workers across the country have said no to unlivable wages, unsafe working conditions, and exploitation from the bosses of a multimillion-dollar company thatContinue reading “Union Victory for Starbucks Workers in Biddeford, Maine!”

We Need Mass Counter-Protests Against Boston Fascist March!

On July 2nd, the fascist group Patriot Front (PF) marched through sections of Boston, Massachusetts and along the Freedom Trail. Around 100 uniformed fascists wore masks to hide their faces and carried shields and American flags on large poles to use as weapons. During the march they attacked and hospitalized a black man. This wasContinue reading “We Need Mass Counter-Protests Against Boston Fascist March!”

Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker

by Sam Skinner Nicholas Wurst is a freight conductor in Massachusetts for CSX and is a member of SMART-TD, one of the rail unions. Previously he worked in an intermodal yard for CSX and was a member of TCU/IAM. He is a  member of the Independent Socialist Group.  The news is full of stories aboutContinue reading “Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker”

Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights

Stop the Right-Wing Attack on Civil Rights On June 24th, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade that protectedthe legal right to abortion nationwide. As a result, millions of women in the United States willlose access to abortion as trigger bans kick in. This latest attack follows a host of oppressiveContinue reading “Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights”

Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections

by Danny Neuman (United Federation of Teachers, personal capacity) On May 19th, the American Arbitration Association finished tallying the results of the 2022 United Federation of Teachers (UFT) leadership election. The election occurred against the backdrop of record high job dissatisfaction among school staff, much of which is due to failures among government and administratorsContinue reading “Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections”