WORKING CLASS 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 WORKING CLASS 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