Issues & Struggles

Worcester State University Graduate Workers Fight for Their Pay: Interview with WSU Union Professor (9/16/2020) - Bryant Sculos is a union professor at Worcester State University. Because of the coronavirus crisis, many students, educators, and staff members are facing attacks on their jobs, benefits, and education. The graduate workers at Worcester State University circulated a petition to defend their stipends. Can you tell us about the conditions at Worcester State andContinue reading "Worcester State University Graduate Workers Fight for Their Pay: Interview with WSU Union Professor"
Solidarity with the Worcester State University Graduates Fighting for Fair Pay! (9/16/2020) - The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with Worcester State University graduate workers and applauds their victory in winning their stipends for the fall! But the fight is not over. Grad students and professors, not just at WSU, but across the country, will need to fight for contracts and compensation for the extra work causedContinue reading "Solidarity with the Worcester State University Graduates Fighting for Fair Pay!"
La clase trabajadora de la educación se enfrenta a un inseguro e incierto semestre de otoño, mientras continúa el impulso de la reapertura de las escuelas. (9/7/2020) - Por Sarah Beth Gable, SEIU Local 509 (A título personal)  “En condiciones seguras, si conseguimos controlar el virus, volvería con confianza. Pero esto es una locura. No quiero que la medida de mi dedicación y compromiso sea la disposición que tenga a arriesgar mi vida y la de mis estudiantes”. Sharahn Santana, profesora de laContinue reading "La clase trabajadora de la educación se enfrenta a un inseguro e incierto semestre de otoño, mientras continúa el impulso de la reapertura de las escuelas."
Un programa socialista para luchar contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial (9/1/2020) - Lea aquí el nuevo folleto del Grupo Socialista Independiente contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial Protestas explosivas contra la brutalidad policial han surgido en todo Estados Unidos tras los asesinatos de George Floyd, Breonna Taylor y Ahmaud Arbery. Nosotros, en el Grupo Socialista Independiente, hemos redactado el siguiente programa en respuesta. Esperamos que puedaContinue reading "Un programa socialista para luchar contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial"
Shootings in WI Show Need for Anti-Racist Movement to Step Up Pressure (8/28/2020) - On August 23rd Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Wisconsin. The shooting has left him paralyzed. Why was Blake shot? Because he was walking away from a fight he tried to de-escalate until police arrived. Yet when the police arrived, the situation became tragic. On the night of AugustContinue reading "Shootings in WI Show Need for Anti-Racist Movement to Step Up Pressure"
ISG Calls for Workers to Break from the Democrats & Vote Hawkins/Walker (8/27/2020) - In the rapidly approaching 2020 U.S. presidential election, the Democratic Party and the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris campaign offer no way forward for working people. With careers built on segregation and mass incarceration, Biden and Harris oppose universal healthcare and lack any serious plan for a just transition to green energy. It is crucial that workersContinue reading "ISG Calls for Workers to Break from the Democrats & Vote Hawkins/Walker"
Education’s Working Class Faces Unsafe, Uncertain Fall Semester as the Push to Re-Open Schools Continues (8/24/2020) - By Sarah Beth Gable, SEIU Local 509 (Personal Capacity)  “Under safe conditions, if we get the virus under control, I’d go back with confidence. But this is crazy. I don’t want the measure of my dedication and commitment to be how willing I am to risk my and my students’ lives.” Sharahn Santana, a teacherContinue reading "Education’s Working Class Faces Unsafe, Uncertain Fall Semester as the Push to Re-Open Schools Continues"

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