John Deere Workers Determined to Fight, Share Doubts about Union

Photo: John Deere workers and family posing in front of tracker in Davenport, Iowa (Source: UAW Region 4 Facebook) By Sarah Ahmed In September, John Deere workers with United Auto Workers (UAW) locals in Illinois, Kansas, and Iowa voted to authorize a strike with a 99% vote margin. Despite the strong support for a strike, the UAW moved ahead with contract negotiations and announced a … Continue reading John Deere Workers Determined to Fight, Share Doubts about Union

Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

By Vincent Cross More than 800 mechanics walked off the job on Monday after Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 authorized a strike, rejecting the latest contract offered by an association of 56 car dealerships across the greater Chicago area. According to a statement by the union, problems with the association’s proposed contract include decreased healthcare benefits, contract language that would allow for wage cuts and weaken collective bargaining, … Continue reading Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

Special Forces Sergeant Charged in Illinois Mass Shooting

Cover photo credit Scott P. Yates By Brian Martel On December 26, US Army Special Forces Sergeant Duke Webb shot six people in Rockford Illinois, killing three. The training Webb had received as a Green Beret for serving US imperialism abroad was unleashed at a local bowling alley in the early evening. Webb first shot a group of teenagers, hitting a 16-year-old girl in the … Continue reading Special Forces Sergeant Charged in Illinois Mass Shooting