Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Medical Waste Workers in Ohio Strike after Boss Hires Scabs Approximately 50 medical waste management workers employed by Stericycle in Warren, Ohio have been on strike for three weeks after their employer hired scabs (non-union replacement workers) during a contract dispute. The workers, represented by Teamsters Local 377, staged a short practice picket after their contract expired on September 30, and returned to work to … Continue reading Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 22

Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 15

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin provides 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: October 15

John Deere Workers Go on Strike

By Sarah Ahmed More than 10,000 John Deere workers with United Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike early Thursday morning after the union failed to negotiate a contract that met workers’ demands. The strike covers seven plants in Iowa, four plants in Illinois, and one each in Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia. The strike follows weeks of attempts by the UAW to bypass the worker’s demands … Continue reading John Deere Workers Go on Strike

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