EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union! (7/11/2021) - The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) is in solidarity with the workers at Worcester’s EcoTarium, who successfully voted to unionize last Thursday! After dealing with threats to their jobs, budget cuts, and other problems, EcoTarium workers will now have a say in how their workplace is run, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. Organizing and votingContinue reading "EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union!"
INTERVIEW – Does “nobody want to work anymore”? (6/17/2021) - Capitalism’s “labor shortage” from the perspective of a tipped worker.
Escalate the St. Vincent Hospital Strike – Take the Fight to Tenet! (6/13/2021) - The unionized nurses at St. Vincent Hospital are continuing to fight against Tenet Healthcare Corporation in their third month on strike for safe staffing levels and a fair contract. Nurses and patients both suffer from for-profit healthcare’s cost-cutting tactics such as understaffing, low pay, poor benefits, and rushed, expensive care. They bore the brunt ofContinue reading "Escalate the St. Vincent Hospital Strike – Take the Fight to Tenet!"
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Attacks Striking Nurses (5/12/2021) - by Sarah Beth Gable SEIU Local 509 (Personal Capacity) “What You Need to Know about the St. Vincent Strike” ran in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (T&G) on March 31. A more accurate title would have been “Why you should feel bad for Tenet Healthcare.” Tenet, a multibillion-dollar, multistate conglomerate, owns and operates St. Vincent HospitalContinue reading "Worcester Telegram & Gazette Attacks Striking Nurses"
Workers are Essential. CEOs are Not. (5/1/2021) - International Workers’ Day 2021 marks a year of intense struggle for the global working class. “Essential workers” won praise from corporate media throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but big corporations attacked the working class through mass job cuts and unsafe conditions while collecting government subsidies. For example, Amazon’s profits increased by 200% during the COVID crisis.Continue reading "Workers are Essential. CEOs are Not."
St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike is a Fight for the Soul of Worcester’s Future (4/22/2021) - By Bryant William Sculos, Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Worcester State UniversityMSCA Worcester and Independent Socialist Group (ISG) member (writing in his personal capacity) Op-ed written for publication in the Worcester T&G as one of the solidarity actions requested by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) & striking nurses. Having spent hours on the picketContinue reading "St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike is a Fight for the Soul of Worcester’s Future"
Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive (4/13/2021) - What methods could have won? by Ashley Rogers For the last several months, the urgently needed union campaign to organize 5,800 workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse raised the hopes of many Amazon workers and working people across the U.S. The union drive gained national attention. Many believed there was enough momentum and support forContinue reading "Amazon’s Vicious Anti-Union Campaign Defeats Bessemer Union Drive"