On the picket line

By November 22, 2013

More car washers organize in NYC Immigrant workers at four more New York City car washes, two in the Bronx and two in Queens, signed three-year contacts with the Department Store (RWDSU) and the Food and Commercial Workers unions in New York City, UFCW announced Oct. 24. The workers will get an immediate wage increase, [...]

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Troy, N.Y., unionists back Boston school bus drivers

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The Troy, N.Y., Area Labor Council delegates on Nov. 20 unanimously passed the following resolution supporting Boston school bus drivers and monitors in Steelworkers Local 8751 against Veolia Transportation: Whereas Veolia Transportation, before assuming management of Boston Public Schools’ transportation system on July 1, 2013, signed an agreement that it would honor the union’s current contract [...]

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Migrants and the world capitalist crisis

By November 21, 2013
Teresa Gutierrez.

  From a WWP Conference talk by Secretariat member Teresa Gutierrez. I had a dilemma in preparing this talk. What should I focus on? Should it be the migrant struggle? Or another issue I care deeply about, global warming? As we witness heart-wrenching devastation in the Philippines, how can you not think about the climate [...]

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USW Local 8751 leads the way

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Monica Moorehead

  From a WWP Conference talk by Secretariat member Monica Moorehead. When it comes to the U.S. labor movement, there are very few unions that fit the description of being organizing centers for the entire working class. There are the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 in the Bay Area, United Electrical Workers Local [...]

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Lessons of the Kennedy assassination

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Deirdre Griswold

  From a WWP Conference talk by Secretariat member Deirdre Griswold. Fifty years after the assassination of President Kennedy, the same intense propaganda campaign has been mounted in the same capitalist media. They are still trying to convince the world that a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald — a disgruntled low-wage worker and supposed [...]

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Low-wage workers’ struggle shows what’s to come

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  From a WWP Conference talk by Secretariat member Fred Goldstein. Six years after the crisis began and four years after the so-called capitalist recovery, our diagnosis of capitalism at a dead end has been completely confirmed. There are still close to 12 million officially unemployed, 8 million workers forced to work part time and [...]

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WWP Conference grapples with strategies to overturn dead-end capitalism

By November 20, 2013
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Workers. Youth. Detroit. Boston. These are now in the forefront of the consciousness of many of the political activists who attended this year’s Workers World Party annual national conference. It was a life-changing experience. Not just the words, but the electric atmosphere sparked early in the Nov. 16-17 weekend meeting here in New York. More [...]

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Young people say: ‘Fight back! Build people’s power’

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By Andy Katz and Ben Carroll New York Young people from across the U.S. mobilized to attend the Workers World Party National Conference held Nov. 16–17 in New York. They represented many struggles and regions around the country, including Los Angeles; Salt Lake City; Rockford, Ill.; Bloomington, Ind.; Detroit; cities in North Carolina; Baltimore; Philadelphia; [...]

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Resolution in solidarity with Local 8751

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Leaders of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Kiette Baptiste, Stevan Kirschbaum and Andre Francois, as well as all the Local 8751 members present received standing ovation at the conference.

The following resolution was passed unanimously on Nov. 17 at the national conference of Workers World Party. It grew out of a workshop on waging a campaign against the criminal, transnational conglomerate Veolia, which is attempting to bust the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751. Whereas the Boston School Bus Drivers Union Steelworkers [...]

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Acercándose a las aspiraciones de paz del pueblo colombiano

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El pasado miércoles 6 de noviembre se publicó la declaración conjunta del gobierno colombiano y la insurgencia de las FARC-EP respecto al acuerdo al que llegaron sobre el segundo punto de la agenda de las Negociaciones de Paz que se han estado llevando a cabo en La Habana, Cuba. El punto en cuestión es la [...]

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