Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: November 5

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin is 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: November 5

John Deere Workers Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike

Photo: Striking John Deere workers in Milan, Illinois with Local 79 (Source: @norinshelby) By Sarah Ahmed On Tuesday, John Deere workers with United Auto Workers (UAW) voted to reject a second tentative contract by a 10% margin. Over 10,000 workers are continuing their three-week-long strike, spanning plants in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia. The rejected contract included an immediate 10% raise and additional 5% … Continue reading John Deere Workers Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike

John Deere Worker Killed while Walking to Picket Line

Photo: Richard Rich, 56 years old (Source: Family Photo) By Sarah Ahmed On October 27, Richard “Dick” Rich, a member of UAW Local 79, was hit by a car while walking to the picket line at the John Deere Parts Distribution Center in Milan, Illinois. Rich’s death was completely preventable and resulted from the company restricting picketing workers, in addition to the state government and … Continue reading John Deere Worker Killed while Walking to Picket Line

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin: October 22

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 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