AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

By Dmitri Sans On Thursday night, Empire Control Room & Garage hosted a benefit show for workers at neighboring venue Beerland in downtown Austin, raising $6,063 for their support fund. Beerland workers went on strike two weeks ago to protest bounced paychecks and the failure of former owner Richard Lynn to stock the venue with necessary supplies. Featured bands included Octopus Project, Broken Gold, USA/Mexico, … Continue reading AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland

By Ed Dalton for Incendiary News Austin’s Beerland is a landmark venue located downtown, its workers have organized themselves and gone on strike to demand back pay from working long and difficult shifts during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Incendiary News Service issues the following open letter of support and solidarity to the striking workers. Dear Striking Beerland workers, and all service industry workers … Continue reading AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Cleveland May Day Riot of 1919

By Mike Talavera This article is the first in a series of articles on notable May Days from history. Also known as International Workers’ Day, May 1 is a holiday of the working class that was first adopted by the Second International and has since been celebrated by Communists, workers, and the masses the world over. This inaugural story reports on a May Day march … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Cleveland May Day Riot of 1919

ERIE: Largest Industrial Strike in Years at Former GE Factory

By Alex Meins On Monday, workers at Wabtec’s newly-acquired General Electric Transportation factory in Erie, PA, voted to go on strike. This represents the largest industrial strike to happen in the United States since the strike of 6,500 oil refinery workers in 2015. A total of 1,700 locomotive assembly workers have enthusiastically walked out to protest a 35% wage cut, blocking the gateways to the … Continue reading ERIE: Largest Industrial Strike in Years at Former GE Factory

CHILE: Militant Protests Continue after National Strike

By Ed Dalton With the coming of the New Year, militant workers in Chile shut down a major port controlled by Canadian imperialist Ultraport. The supply chain company reneged on deals negotiated by the striking workers, who have responded with intense and militant protests. Work stoppages were carried out every two hours from January 3 to January 8 at the southern Pacific terminal of Valparaiso. … Continue reading CHILE: Militant Protests Continue after National Strike