Kellogg’s Strike Ends, Union Leadership Fails to Win Workers’ Key Demands

By Sarah Ahmed This past Tuesday, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced that Kellogg’s workers had voted to approve a new contract over the weekend, ending the eleven-week strike of 1,400 workers that disrupted production at facilities in Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The newly ratified contract is almost identical to the contract that workers rejected earlier this month, … Continue reading Kellogg’s Strike Ends, Union Leadership Fails to Win Workers’ Key Demands

Opinion: Richard Trumka, No Friend of the Working Class

Photo credit: Linh Do By Jakob Stein On August 5, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Richard Trumka died of a heart attack at the age of 72. In the wake of his death, several leading figures of US imperialism like Joe Biden mourned his death with public statements, portraying Trumka as a hero and friend of the … Continue reading Opinion: Richard Trumka, No Friend of the Working Class

Pittsburgh: Workers and Activists Hold Rally in Solidarity with Amazon Workers

By Blake Garrison On Saturday, activists, workers, and union organizers demonstrated outside a Whole Foods in support of Amazon workers attempting to unionize in Bessemer, Alabama. The rally was organized by the New Afrikan Workers Union (NAWU). Khalid Raheem, representing NAWU, spoke on the history of class struggle in Pittsburgh in “the steel mills, coal mines, and the construction trade,” and linked that to the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Workers and Activists Hold Rally in Solidarity with Amazon Workers