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On the picket line

February 6, 2015

U.S. oil workers strike Shell The United Steelworkers called a strike on Feb. 1 at nine plants run by Royal Dutch Shell on behalf of several companies, including Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The refineries on strike account for 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity; they can produce 1.82 million barrels [...]

NYC ‘stop and frisk’ gets court slapdown

August 13, 2013

Grassroots resistance needed to end it A federal court here declared on Aug. 12 that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program was unconstitutional. The ruling in Floyd v. City of New York followed a class-action case brought by four men of color. During a 10-week trial earlier this [...]

Parents campaign for School Bus Bill of Rights

April 28, 2013

WW photo: Anne Pruden A “Rally to Save Busing” was well received by lunch hour crowds in downtown Brooklyn on April 19. The citywide group Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC) chose the site where the Department of Education — controlled by billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg [...]

Pack the court March 18 against NYPD’s racist ‘Stop & Frisk’

March 14, 2013

New York, March 14 — Today, the 5 millionth “stop and frisk” to take place during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration will occur, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union. On March 18, the Center for Constitutional Rights will put the New York Police Department and the [...]

Lessons of the NYC school bus strike: Was it worth it?

February 26, 2013

School bus workers demonstrate Feb. 10 at New York City Hall Park. WW photo: Brenda Ryan The bourgeois media made a decision to portray the end of the New York City school bus union’s four-week strike as an out-and-out victory for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There’s no question that Bloomberg [...]

Digamos NO a los ataques del Alcalde Bloomberg

February 19, 2013

¡ÚLTIMA HORA! El 15 de febrero, después de que los cinco candidatos a alcaldes por el Partido Demócrata hicieran un llamado al sindicato, la junta ejecutiva de ATU 1181 votó a favor de suspender la huelga y “continuar la lucha por la Disposición para la Protección de Empleados [EPP por sus [...]