Issues & Struggles

Clark Graduate Students Win First Contract After Successful 5-Day Strike Action (11/17/2022) - By Evren Pallares O Laoghaire, Teamsters Local 170 (personal capacity) On October 3rd at 10:30am, Clark University Graduate Workers United-Teamsters (CUGWU-Teamsters) in Worcester, Massachusetts went on strike after months of bad faith negotiations by Clark’s administration and legal team. The picket line, which interrupted deliveries and construction on campus, forced the administration back to theContinue reading "Clark Graduate Students Win First Contract After Successful 5-Day Strike Action"
Pawtucket Police Try to Break DHL Strike (11/15/2022) - By Jai Chavis On September 9th, 2022, Teamster Local 251 hosted a rally in support of striking Teamsters at the DHL shipping warehouse in Pawtucket, RI. The workers were on Day 82 of the strike, fighting for a starting wage increase to $23/hour and access to actually affordable healthcare benefits (since currently, the workers cannotContinue reading "Pawtucket Police Try to Break DHL Strike"
Why I Support Question D: Tipped Worker Responds to Local Businesses’ Lies (11/13/2022) - By Lauren Gamble (Barista and Shift Lead) This November, there was a minimum wage referendum on the ballot in Portland, Maine. It quickly became a contentious issue. The referendum, drafted by the Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), seeks to both raise Portland’s minimum wage to $18 per hour and end theContinue reading "Why I Support Question D: Tipped Worker Responds to Local Businesses’ Lies"
National Rail Contract: Vote No and Prepare to Strike! (11/12/2022) - Informational Picket Burlington System Division – BMWED By Nicholas Wurst (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers—Transportation Division Local 1473, personal capacity) The threat of a nationwide freight rail strike is back on the table. Railroad corporations and union representatives reached a tentative agreement on September 15th, less than 24 hours before the expiration ofContinue reading "National Rail Contract: Vote No and Prepare to Strike!"
Kansas Abortion Ban Referendum Defeated (11/9/2022) - by Elizabeth Rogers In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v Wade to federally protect abortion rights in the United States. Less than 50 years later, the Supreme Court overturned it in June 2022. This landmark decision means states now have the individual power to determine if abortion is legal. As a result, 136Continue reading "Kansas Abortion Ban Referendum Defeated"
Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Public Transit Now! (11/5/2022) - By Katt McCann This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. In June of this year, gas prices went up to an average of nearly five dollars a gallon for residents of major cities nationwide, causing many workers to abandon their cars and look towards their local public transit.Continue reading "Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Public Transit Now!"
Organize Mass Protests to Fight the Far Right (11/3/2022) - By Angus McFarland and T.R. Whitworth This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. Across the United States, and in many parts of the world, the far right is on the attack.  Stirred up during the 2007-08 recession, encouraged and emboldened by the Trump administration, and driven to aContinue reading "Organize Mass Protests to Fight the Far Right"

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