Issues & Struggles

Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract (6/20/2022) - by M. Germon April 27 2022: Union nurses and supporters picket for first contract at Maine Med. (National Nurses United) After eight long months of negotiations, the nurses at Maine Medical Center are turning up the heat. Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity to an informational picket organized by the Maine Med nurses’ unionContinue reading "Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract"
Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights! (6/9/2022) - by Elisabeth Wichser Working women in Argentina, Ireland, and Colombia have won access to abortion in the last decade, yet in some countries, like the U.S., the right wing has escalated attacks on abortion rights. In response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft against Roe V. Wade, protests to defend abortion rights—like the thousandsContinue reading "Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!"
Pride is a Protest! (6/3/2022) - 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 (6/1/2022) - 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 (5/31/2022) - 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 (5/30/2022) - 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! (5/5/2022) - 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!"

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