Black Friday Protests Hit Amazon

by Jim McMahan, published on Workers World, December 4, 2020 Seattle On Nov. 27, “Black Friday,” workers rallied in front of Amazon world headquarters in Seattle to condemn Amazon’s exploitation of essential workers. Chris Smalls and The Congress of Essential Workers (TCOEW) led the Seattle action. Smalls was fired March 30 by Amazon for leading a work stoppage in New[…]

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Working Class Unites Across India for 250 Million Strong Strike

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, December 1, 2020 For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an “All-India strike” brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of “world’s biggest strike.” The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan.[…]

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India’s Nov 26 General Strike: We Are the Grass Roots

by Vijay Prashad, from Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, December 3, 2020 Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India’s capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November. They carried placards with slogans against the anti-farmer, pro-corporate laws that were passed by India’s Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament)[…]

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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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