On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity with #BAmazon workers

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, February 24, 2021 As Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., vote to unionize, they are gaining support.  On Feb. 20, demonstrations took place in solidarity with BAmazon workers in 50+ U.S. cities in 30 states, including several in the South. The National Day of Solidarity with BAmazon was called by the Southern Workers Assembly,[…]

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The Struggle Continues: Indian Protesters Resist State Terror

by Tanya Siddiqi, published on Workers World, February 3, 2021 In September 2020, India’s Parliament passed three “farm bills” intended to crush India’s workers. To serve capitalist interests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the fascist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lent his support to the bills depriving farms of current protections. He allowed corporate greed to further encroach on India’s[…]

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GM 1937, Amazon 2021: Which side are you on?

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, February 2, 2021 Bessemer, Alabama, sitting on the outskirts of Birmingham and with a population of 26,500 — about 75% African American — has become a central focus for the entire class struggle. There, at Amazon warehouse BHM1, thousands of workers are fighting for a union. Over Amazon’s strident objections, the National Labor[…]

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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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