Over 800 U.S. protests say ‘Defend the Postal Service!’

by Joe Piette, published on Workers World, August 25, 2020 Richard Wright was a postal worker in the early 1930s, before he joined the Federal Writers Project and became a renowned novelist. Two of his novels feature Black postal workers as the main characters, with perceptive descriptions of the special oppression of Black workers as they performed the repetitive tasks[…]

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Supreme Court Decision Expands LGBTQ Job Protections To All 50 States

By Ann Montegue, published on Socialist Action, June 24, 2020 On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court by a wide 6-3 margin immediately expanded job protections to LGBTQ workers in 23 states where none had existed. Over the past decades, some states had included bans on employment discrimination. Many union contracts included protections. But in those 23 states few workers[…]

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Are We About To Lose The US Postal Service?

By A Grand Alliance To Save The Postal Service, published on Popular Resistance, April 8, 2020 Bailout our public institutions before the corporations! NOTE: Popular Resistance is a member of A Grand Alliance to Save the Postal Service. We urge you to take action. Politico reports: “The U.S. Postal Service could be gone by June unless Congress immediately delivers billions[…]

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May Day 2020: ‘Capitalism is killing us!’

by Betsy Piette, published on Workers World, May 5, 2020 This year’s celebrations of May 1, International Workers’ Day, in the United States reflected the growing coast-to-coast fightback of workers confronting their bosses’ and the capitalist system’s total disregard for worker health and job safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The array of workers’ actions is historic, with essential workers in[…]

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Vital Health Care Workers Face Massive Layoffs

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, April 15, 2020 Health care workers are suddenly facing the largest layoffs and pay cuts in three decades. These workers are being justifiably lauded as the frontline of defense in a global pandemic. But rather than thanks, health care workers face hardships as administrators, investors and stockholders look first at the bottom line[…]

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Mayday = Worker Power

Workers World Editorial, April 30, 2019 Today, in 66 countries around the world, May Day — International Workers’ Day — is an official paid holiday commemorated on May 1. But not in the United States. While May Day originated here, the ruling class has done everything it can to eradicate any memory of this working-class holiday. As a result, International[…]

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Sign the Petition: Support GE Workers to Build Ventilators Not Bombers!

[emailpetition id=”4″] (Signatures listed at the bottom of the page) More information:  General Electric is laying off workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  However, they might have a better option.    According to a report on AdWeek.com At General Electric, some plant workers walked off the job Monday because they want the company to shift factories to produce the much-needed ventilators[…]

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Boston School Bus Drivers Win Emergency Full Pay During School Closure

by Steve Gillis, published on Workers World, March 23, 2020 On March 16, elected officers of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, conducted mass meetings in the bus yards over loudspeakers with hundreds of drivers, monitors, dispatchers and support staff. They presented a multipart agreement reached with Transdev — a division of the Paris-based transnational conglomerate[…]

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