Interview with a Teamster: Union Busting & Corporate Maneuvers at UPS (4/11/2023) - by Nicholas Marcotte Ronan Foley has worked as a part-time package handler at the UPS hub in Shrewsbury, MA for over a year and is a member of Teamsters Local 170 and the Independent Socialist Group. UPS is not only one of the largest logistics companies in the world, but also is one of theContinue reading "Interview with a Teamster: Union Busting & Corporate Maneuvers at UPS"
SHOCKS TO THE SYSTEM: Workers Shouldn’t Pay for Banking Crisis (4/8/2023) - A bank run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in mid-March led to its collapse. It’s the second-largest bank failure in US banking history behind the collapse of Washington Mutual during the 2008 “great recession.” As panic from the collapse of SVB rolled through the system, the federal government closed Signature Bank in New York, resulting in the third-largest bank failure in US history.
PUBLIC MEETING – Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract! (3/30/2023) - Join us for a public meeting with UPS Teamsters and union activists to discuss how we can best support UPS workers in the contract fight!Featuring Speakers Nick Wurst and Ronan Foley. Nick Wurst is a freight train conductor, member of ISG and SMART-TD. He is also a member of the International Steering Committee of RailroadContinue reading "PUBLIC MEETING – Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract!"
NYC Public Sector Workers Fight Attacks on Pay and Healthcare (3/29/2023) - Rank & File Union Members Organizing Photo: Packed NYC Labor Notes session about the Public Sector Rank and File (PSRF) initiative. by Daniel Neuman NYCUnited Federation of Teachers (UFT) (personal capacity) The current period is a tumultuous time for New York City (NYC) municipal workers as old contracts expire and new contracts are negotiated. TheContinue reading "NYC Public Sector Workers Fight Attacks on Pay and Healthcare"
Biden Approves Willow Pipeline: Democrats Won’t End Climate Change (3/26/2023) - On March 13th, the Biden Administration announced that they had approved “Project Willow.” Despite pledging to not approve any new oil pipeline projects during the 2020 election, Biden has clearly given in to his true constituency, the fossil fuel industry and other sections of the capitalist class who will be made even richer by thisContinue reading "Biden Approves Willow Pipeline: Democrats Won’t End Climate Change"
Meet a Socialist (3/22/2023) - by Angus McFarlandMaine Some years ago, my father died, and a few years after that, my son was born. As a carpenter, I couldn’t afford to take much time off for either event, so I worked, using methods taught to me by my father to support the life of my little son. His birth madeContinue reading "Meet a Socialist"
The Real Ideas of James Connolly: Irish Marxist and Freedom Fighter (3/17/2023) - by Peter Hadden This article was first written for Socialism Today in spring of 2006, the magazine of the Socialist Party of England & Wales. That year was the 90th anniversary of the execution of Connolly, and the article was written by Peter Hadden, a leading member of the CWI in Ireland. In 1910 JamesContinue reading "The Real Ideas of James Connolly: Irish Marxist and Freedom Fighter"