Labor Struggles & Solidarity

Tentative Agreement in MNA strike at St. Vincent Hospital: Longest Nurses Strike in Massachusetts History (12/20/2021) - Photo: Solidarity photo of ISG members at a December meeting On Friday St. Vincent Hospital announced a tentative agreement for 800 nurses organized within the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) to return to work. The Independent Socialist Group congratulates the nurses who have struck for 9 months to defend and improve their working conditions and theirContinue reading "Tentative Agreement in MNA strike at St. Vincent Hospital: Longest Nurses Strike in Massachusetts History"
14 Workers Killed in Candle Factory, Amazon Facility During Storms (12/15/2021) - Workers Ordered Not to Leave Despite Looming Tornadoes Image: Tornado destruction in Mayfield, KYBy Nicholas Wurst, United Steelworkers Local 1702, personal capacity On Friday, December 10th, a massive weather system struck large parts of the US, producing powerful, out-of-season tornadoes that hit six states in the South and Midwest. This storm wave is the latestContinue reading "14 Workers Killed in Candle Factory, Amazon Facility During Storms"
Over 200 Days on Strike – Working Class and Union Solidarity Needed to Win St. Vincent Nurses’ Strike (11/28/2021) - The St. Vincent nurses’ strike can still be won. The nurses’ demands can still be met, and all striking nurses can return to their old positions. All that is required is a shift in strategy, away from relying on Democratic Party politicians and staying within the bounds of labor law that was written to weaken unions. Real solidarity, mass support from organized labor and the broader working class of Massachusetts, and unified strike action are what it will take to defeat a huge corporation like Tenet.
Union Members Protested Working Conditions Prior to Rust Shooting  (10/31/2021) - by Ben Desjarlais The shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film Rust is as heartbreaking as it was preventable.  In the weeks leading up to the tragedy, crew members reported multiple misfires with the prop gun, expressing alarm at the disregard for safety. These events were not followed by safetyContinue reading "Union Members Protested Working Conditions Prior to Rust Shooting "
Tenet Corporation: Rehire All the MNA Nurses On Strike! (9/26/2021) - Worcester Independent Socialist Group continues to stand with the union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital. The strike of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) nurses at St. Vincent is now the longest in Massachusetts history. We joined the MNA nurses on strike, other unions, activists, and community members on the picket line for theContinue reading "Tenet Corporation: Rehire All the MNA Nurses On Strike!"
Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium (8/21/2021) - On Thursday, July 11th of 2021, the workers at the EcoTarium museum in Worcester, MA voted to unionize. Worcester Independent Socialist Group sat down with Jake Dziejma, an EcoTarium worker and participant in the campaign to organize the workplace, to ask a few questions about what has happened and what may come next for theseContinue reading "Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium"
SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE! (8/1/2021) - Below is the text of a leaflet that Worcester Independent Socialist group distributed at a July 31st solidarity rally for striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital. The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) continues to support union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The nurses on strike are members of the Massachusetts Nurses AssociationContinue reading "SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE!"

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