Issues & Struggles

Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis? (1/21/2022) - by T.R. Whitworth 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! The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the contradictions of capitalism. Widespread death (over five million worldwide), unemployment, homelessness, andContinue reading "Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis?"
Meet a Socialist (1/20/2022) - by Sam Skinner 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! For most young people, it’s impossible to pretend that capitalism works. From disastrous wars for profit to the climateContinue reading "Meet a Socialist"
After Teamsters Elections, Rank-and-File Must Continue to Organize for Change (1/19/2022) - by Evren Pallares Ó Laoghaire, Teamsters Local 170 (personal capacity) 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! This past November Teamsters Union members voted in new national leadership afterContinue reading "After Teamsters Elections, Rank-and-File Must Continue to Organize for Change"
Unions Fighting Back and the Need for Socialism (1/15/2022) - by Jeff Booth, AFSCME Local 3650 (personal capacity) 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! Union workers in 2021 were in at least 346 strikes across most sectors ofContinue reading "Unions Fighting Back and the Need for Socialism"
St. Vincent Strike Ends in Victory! ISG Speaks at MNA Press Conference (1/5/2022) - On January 3rd, the St. Vincent nurses voted 487 to 9 to ratify their new agreement with Tenet. This brought an end to the just over 300-day strike, the longest nurses’ strike in state history. Worcester ISG has been working in solidarity with the nurses since pre-strike picketing, and we were invited to address theContinue reading "St. Vincent Strike Ends in Victory! ISG Speaks at MNA Press Conference"
Tentative Agreement in MNA strike at St. Vincent Hospital: Longest Nurses Strike in Massachusetts History (12/20/2021) - Photo: Solidarity photo of ISG members at a December meeting On Friday St. Vincent Hospital announced a tentative agreement for 800 nurses organized within the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) to return to work. The Independent Socialist Group congratulates the nurses who have struck for 9 months to defend and improve their working conditions and theirContinue reading "Tentative Agreement in MNA strike at St. Vincent Hospital: Longest Nurses Strike in Massachusetts History"
14 Workers Killed in Candle Factory, Amazon Facility During Storms (12/15/2021) - Workers Ordered Not to Leave Despite Looming Tornadoes Image: Tornado destruction in Mayfield, KYBy Nicholas Wurst, United Steelworkers Local 1702, personal capacity On Friday, December 10th, a massive weather system struck large parts of the US, producing powerful, out-of-season tornadoes that hit six states in the South and Midwest. This storm wave is the latestContinue reading "14 Workers Killed in Candle Factory, Amazon Facility During Storms"

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