Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Photo credit: @oso_campeon on Twitter By Michael Nolan High school students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) walked out January 14 in protest of the city’s failed handling of student and teacher safety during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anger at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has actively retaliated against unionized teachers and ignored student concerns, was central as the crowd marched in the streets … Continue reading Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Photo credit: Pittsburgh Tribune SC By Sarah Ahmed Earlier this week, a working mother and her two daughters were fired in the middle of their shift at the Amazon PIT5 facility near Pittsburgh for confronting management about the sexual assault of one of the daughters. Management took no action after a male worker assaulted one of the young women by pressing his genitals against her … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Women Workers at Amazon Fired for Confronting Management over Sexual Assault

Oxnard: Tribune Distribution of Waterway Plastics Article Connects with Workers

By David Martinez On Monday and Thursday, the Oxnard Tribune Support Committee (SC) distributed copies of a Worker Correspondents article written by a worker at Waterway Plastics, a local manufacturer of materials for jacuzzies and pools. During the distributions, carried out at a line for COVID-19 rapid testing, the SC met other former employees of Waterway who confirmed the poor work conditions described in the … Continue reading Oxnard: Tribune Distribution of Waterway Plastics Article Connects with Workers

Worker Correspondents: UPS Ramps Up Annual Harassment, Coercion of New Employees

By a UPS Worker The management of UPS continues its annual campaign to coerce employees into resigning in order to cut back on payroll expenses. Every year, the company is forced to hire additional workers in order to keep up with the increased volume of the holiday season. As soon as the holiday peak season is done, this course is reversed. These employees (depending on … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Ramps Up Annual Harassment, Coercion of New Employees

Eugene: Starbucks Workers Unite to Fight for Demands, Determined to Resist Retaliation

Photo: Workers at the Eugene Location (Credit: Jan) By Sarah Ahmed Early in January, workers at the 29th Avenue and Willamette Street Starbucks location in Eugene, Oregon filed a petition to form a union with the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Tribune spoke with the Eugene workers as they prepare themselves for bigger battles with the company and to learn more about the … Continue reading Eugene: Starbucks Workers Unite to Fight for Demands, Determined to Resist Retaliation

Illinois: Family of Slain Edwardsville Worker Files Lawsuit Against Amazon

By Vincent Cross The family of Amazon delivery driver Austin McEwen filed a wrongful death lawsuit this Monday against Amazon, as well as the two companies involved in the construction of the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse where McEwen died during a tornado that hit the facility on December 10. The lawsuit states that Amazon failed to properly warn employees of the tornado or provide safe shelter … Continue reading Illinois: Family of Slain Edwardsville Worker Files Lawsuit Against Amazon

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 21

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 21 Workers’ Resistance Bulletin is an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 21

Week in Struggle: January 14-20

India On January 8, suspected members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), carrying out the People’s War under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)], destroyed mining vehicles in the Gumla district of Jharkhand. The mining vehicles were owned by the Aditya Birla Group, a mining company that operates at the people’s expense in service to imperialism. Posters were left … Continue reading Week in Struggle: January 14-20

Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

By Jason Bartles Only minutes into the new year, James “Big Roe” Williams was shot and killed in his own backyard by a police officer in Canton, Ohio. His wife, Marquetta Williams, has vowed to fight for justice, as community members and activists have joined the struggle. The neighborhood where Williams lived has a long-standing tradition of celebratory gunfire to ring in the new year. … Continue reading Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

Mayfield: Survivors of Capitalist Disaster Struggle While Government and Charity Efforts Fail Them

Photo: Casey (on left) holding her two-year-old daughter, photographed in December following the tornado that destroyed her home. (Source: Tribune Official Supporter) By Michael Nolan Victims of the tornado that hit Mayfield, Kentucky this past December are still being left to fend for themselves in another total failure of the capitalist ruling class to prepare for and respond to extreme weather. Opportunist politicians from the … Continue reading Mayfield: Survivors of Capitalist Disaster Struggle While Government and Charity Efforts Fail Them