Gaslit by the Party in Power
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:58:01 +0000
The economy is thriving, COVID is entirely under control, and our basic rights are being safeguarded. This is reality according to the Democrats who have resorted to all-out gaslighting as their number one campaign strategy going into the midterms. Working people are in a devastating situation right now with sky-high gas and food prices, skyrocketing […]
GOP Primaries: Trump-Dominated GOP Seizes On Democratic Inaction
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:40:22 +0000
The Democrats’ prospects this November are bleak. It’s all but certain that the Republicans will win back the house this November, and the only thing keeping them from winning the Senate too is Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman, who could take a seat currently held by the Republicans but is still off the campaign trail after […]
How to Unionize Your Workplace: A Step-By-Step Guide
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:44:01 +0000
So, you’re tired of low wages, abusive bosses, getting too few hours to make ends meet, or forced to work so many hours that you can’t live your life the way you’d like. You’ve realized that it’s not enough to just quit your job and get a slightly less crappy one like millions of workers […]
We Need Action NOW to Defend Abortion Rights
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:24:39 +0000
The day the Supreme Court announced their overturn of Roe v Wade, tens of thousands took to the streets across the country. The shameful, right-wing ruling runs counter to the support for legal abortion by the majority of American working people. But the protests also made very clear that millions are enraged at the complete […]
ROE OVERTURNED, TAKE THE STREETS: Build a Mass Movement Against the Right!
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:23:11 +0000
(Check back here for a list of protests tonight) Roe v Wade has been overturned. This is a historic defeat for the women’s movement and represents a victory in the right-wing campaign to undermine the bodily autonomy of women and queer people across the country. Despite overwhelming support for legal abortion, tens of millions now […]
Victory on a New Front: Workers at Apple Unionize!
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:21:30 +0000
Henry Hubbard, Socialist Alternative Baltimore* *Socialist Alternative is building a branch in Baltimore, MD. If you live in the Baltimore area, apply to join at https://www.socialistalternative.org/join/ The current groundswell in the labor movement surged again this past weekend, with retail workers forming a union at an Apple store in Towson, Maryland – the first of […]
The Costs of War: Conflict in Ukraine Rages On
Sat, 18 Jun 2022 18:02:47 +0000
The war in Ukraine demonstrates in the most brutal way the nature of modern imperialism. Russian imperialism has sought to break the will of the Ukrainian people by leveling whole cities while the U.S. and NATO have imposed vicious sanctions on Russia which are an act of war and whose main victims will be ordinary […]
We Won Back Pride! Threat of Mass Demonstrations Beats Back Right-Wing Aurora Mayor
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:33:28 +0000
Working people and queer people in Illinois’ second largest city won a clear victory against law and order politics and policing last week. In mid-May, the organization behind Aurora, IL’s Pride march, Aurora Pride, made the decision to ban uniformed police from marching in this year’s parade. This move was rooted in 2020 and the […]
Strikebreaking Minneapolis School Board Moves Forward with Privatization Plan
Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000
Jason Hardwig is an educator and member of Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 ESP. The Minneapolis Public School Board is poised to vote on an austerity budget with $27 million in cuts on June 14th. Even though they successfully forced union leaders to back away from key demands for safe and stable schools during […]
What’s the Truth About That Unionized Starbucks In Canada£
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 00:40:20 +0000
As the campaign to unionize Starbucks heats up with over 200 stores seeking representation by Starbucks Workers United, the movement needs to draw lessons from previous battles to organize the coffee Goliath. In previous articles Socialist Alternative has pointed to CEO Howard Schultz’s union busting history and the need for a fighting, class-struggle approach as […]
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