Amazon Development Approved by City of Worcester, but Not Community (1/3/2021) - By Elisabeth Wichser and Claire Bayler On Wednesday, December 30th, the Worcester Planning Board held their second online meeting about turning the defunct Greendale Mall into an Amazon warehouse. Of the two massive “last mile stations” now announced for Amazon, only one triggered a minimal review process by the City. At this meeting, the majorityContinue reading "Amazon Development Approved by City of Worcester, but Not Community"
Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles (12/9/2020) - This article was originally published by the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI) by Jagadesh G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI India) Despite the widespread repression under the blatantly right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-Modi regime, the all-India general strike on 26 November, involving more than 250 million workers (the Joint Committee of Trade Unions- JCTU claimedContinue reading "Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles"
Report from a Front-line Nurse (11/3/2020) - UMass Memorial Nurse (Massachusetts Nurses Association, personal capacity) The initial shortages of the pandemic are no longer being discussed. Are they over? Do you feel safe in the workplace? Do you and your co-workers have access to proper supplies? Is there adequate testing? Coronavirus cases are rising in Massachusetts once again. More of our patientsContinue reading "Report from a Front-line Nurse"
Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People (9/17/2020) - by Jacob Bilsky Since the appointment of the Trump donor and multi-millionaire capitalist Louis DeJoy to Postmaster General in May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has become a battleground for the democratic rights and quality of life of working people. Corporate media has tried to spin the role of the Democratic Party as supposedlyContinue reading "Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People"
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."