Worker Correspondents: School District Won’t Provide COVID Sick Days

By a Nashville Teacher While Nashville is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not see a need to provide protection for us teachers or students. Shortly before the winter break, MNPS decided to get rid of all our COVID sick days, only to emphasize during our professional development before the spring semester that we should stay home if we … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: School District Won’t Provide COVID Sick Days

Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

By Vincent Cross On Monday, January 4, nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester overwhelmingly voted to approve a new contract and back-to-work agreement. The vote formally ended a walkout which had resulted in the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history and the longest nurses’ strike in the United States in over fifteen years. The tenacious fight, which won most of the workers’ demands, reflected … Continue reading Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 14

Photo credit: Twitter @UFCW_7 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 coverage, … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 14

Austin: Via 313 Restaurant Workers Protest Management Retaliation, Demand Paid Sick Leave, Better Pandemic Health Measures

By Josefina Morales On Saturday, workers at pizza chain Via 313 staged a protest at the Guadalupe St. location during midday, drawing strong community support. The workers were protesting management retaliation and demanding better safety and health measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workers also demanded the reinstatement of four workers who were suspended after submitting a petition to management on January 5. On … Continue reading Austin: Via 313 Restaurant Workers Protest Management Retaliation, Demand Paid Sick Leave, Better Pandemic Health Measures

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 7

Photo credit: Twitter @unionadvocate 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 coverage, … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: January 7

Worker Correspondents: Workers at B&S Waterway Plastics Face Constant Threat of Being Fired

By Sarah Ahmed At Waterway Plastics, workers are constantly threatened with being fired, and do not receive any breaks when they work the night shift. Waterway Plastics in Oxnard, California assembles materials for jacuzzis and pools. The night shift at Waterway Plastics is staffed with 20 workers, which is less than a third of the workers that work during the first shift. While California has … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Workers at B&S Waterway Plastics Face Constant Threat of Being Fired

Each Strike Is a Battle in the Fight for Power

By the Editorial Board Over the past year, workers in the US have been walking off the job, going on strike, and fighting against their bosses for higher pay and better conditions across various sectors in a surge of workers’ struggles. As they have throughout history, workers in the heart of US imperialism have courageously demonstrated they are willing and able to fight. The surging … Continue reading Each Strike Is a Battle in the Fight for Power

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: December 31

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 coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: December 31

Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Wage Theft and Heavy Workload amid Peak Season

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at a UPS facility in Charlotte have been overworked and stretched thin as they headed into the peak holiday season. Instead of the pay rates reflecting the increased volume, workers have been getting their paychecks cut short. A worker correspondent stated that the company withheld over $500 worth of wages from him over the course of the year, and said there … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Wage Theft and Heavy Workload amid Peak Season

Kellogg’s Strike Ends, Union Leadership Fails to Win Workers’ Key Demands

By Sarah Ahmed This past Tuesday, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced that Kellogg’s workers had voted to approve a new contract over the weekend, ending the eleven-week strike of 1,400 workers that disrupted production at facilities in Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The newly ratified contract is almost identical to the contract that workers rejected earlier this month, … Continue reading Kellogg’s Strike Ends, Union Leadership Fails to Win Workers’ Key Demands