Education in Crisis: A Conversation Between Educators (4/21/2022) - Emery A., a union paraeducator in Saco, ME recently spoke with B, a union public school IT worker in Worcester, MA about the current work conditions in public education. Both are members of ISG. E: Many educators across the country have spoken out about severe staffing and resource shortages which have been worsened by theContinue reading "Education in Crisis: A Conversation Between Educators"
What is Socialism? (4/7/2022) - by Jacob Bilsky and Sam Skinner As the United States approaches one million deaths due to COVID-19, economic conditions are worsening for working people. The cost of living is skyrocketing, with inflation increasing prices for basics like food, rent, transportation, and healthcare. Climate change is more obvious and dangerous. Inequality is deepening. Polls show supportContinue reading "What is Socialism?"
Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker (4/4/2022) - S is an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Technician from Ohio and a member of the Independent Socialist Group Can you describe what you do and what working conditions were like prior to the pandemic? I work in a large regional hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, so we have always been very busy. We handleContinue reading "Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker"
St. Vincent Nurses End Historic Strike (3/25/2022) - The longest strike in the U.S. in 2021 and the longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history ended in January 2022 when union nurses voted to ratify a new contract. 700 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) were on strike for 10 months against Tenet Corporation, owners of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. The courage and tenacity of the nurses in this strike needs to be publicly acknowledged and remembered. It’s crucial for working people to discuss the strike for future struggles around better healthcare and a stronger labor movement.
One Year Ago: Victory Against Racist Police Repression in Worcester (3/19/2022) - This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! by Ashley Rogers, Campaign Organizer As millions of protestors took to the streets around the country during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, localContinue reading "One Year Ago: Victory Against Racist Police Repression in Worcester"
No Appointment Can Bring Democracy to the Supreme Court (3/11/2022) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced his resignation from the Court, but no matter who replaces him, it won’t change the anti-working-class character of the Supreme Court.
International Women’s Day: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back During COVID (3/8/2022) - by Claire Bayler This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! This International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022 – Trump is out, Biden is in, but conditions for women have plummetedContinue reading "International Women’s Day: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back During COVID"