labor / Uncategorized

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks On April 13th, 39,000 Verizon workers in districts covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Virginia walked off the job and onto picket lines. The workers are members of both the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). By Wayne … Continue reading

austerity / labor / US Politics

Unemployment and Poverty, Inherent Features of Capitalism

Unemployment and Poverty, Inherent Features of Capitalism originally published in July 2016 by Left Voice John Leslie Millions of workers in the U.S. and around the world struggle to survive, often working low-wage, part-time jobs with no benefits. These victims of capitalism’s drive for profits must be at the center of a working class fightback. … Continue reading

labor / racism / US Politics

After a Trump Victory, We Will Fight Back!

  After a Trump Victory, We Will Fight Back! A Trump victory is a blow against the working class. In the face of a racist, sexist, xenophobic President, we must fight back! originally published on Left Voice Reactionary reality TV star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defeated former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

austerity / labor / US Politics

Looking at the April, 2016, unemployment numbers

Taking a look at the April 2016 unemployment numbers John Kaye The just-released unemployment figures have made the news and I thought we’d revisit the meaning of the jobs report once again. For starters, let’s acknowledge that the BLS numbers are what the government wants you to know — but they don’t necessarily reflect the … Continue reading

labor / US Politics

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks On April 13th, 39,000 Verizon workers in districts covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Virginia walked off the job and onto picket lines. The workers are members of both the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). source: International … Continue reading