Rhode Island: Striking Alcohol Distributor Drivers Picket at Restaurants and Liquor Stores

By Vincent Cross Delivery truck drivers for Johnson Brothers, an alcohol distributor based out of North Kingstown, Rhode Island have been on strike since May of this year to fight for higher pay, better working conditions and recognition of their vote to unionize from last year. The workers have tenaciously enforced and defended their strike, and in recent weeks have increased the strike’s visibility by … Continue reading Rhode Island: Striking Alcohol Distributor Drivers Picket at Restaurants and Liquor Stores

Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

By Arthur Boukman In the longest such union action occurring in Rhode Island this year, truck drivers at Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island, an alcohol distributor based in North Kingston, have been on strike for over 16 weeks. The workers have continued their strike in the face of repression from the company, which is backed by the capitalist State’s police forces, as well as harassment … Continue reading Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment