Striking workers at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit declare victory after reaching a settlement with the Marriott-owned hotel on November 3.
Domestic News

Workers demand livable wages at Marriott

By Tyler Vosgerchian One job should be enough. That is the tagline of the strike called by the hospitality union Unite Here against Marriott hotels nationwide, which concluded last week. This writer recently became a […]

GM Fleetwood workers gather by the hundreds inside the plant to talk about keeping the plant open.
Domestic News

Workers and community can fight GM plant closings

By David Sole General Motors (GM) announced on November 26 plans to end production at five plants in North America in 2019. Three of them are auto assembly factories located in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan; Lordstown, Ohio; […]

Rally in support of the migrant caravan, organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras in Oakland, CA.
Domestic News

Activists show solidarity with migrant caravan

By Terri Kay A rally of about 100 people, called by Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was held in the Fruitvale Plaza in Oakland, California, on November 26. PSF is “a collective of human rights activists that […]

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy make speeches at the Neshoba County Fair on August 2 during the Mississippi gubernatorial race
Domestic News

Midterm elections leave crisis in political leadership

By Abayomi Azikiwe Results from the Mississippi Senatorial runoff elections where Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic candidate Mike Espy by an 11 percent margin illustrates the formidable obstacles placed before the opposition party within the […]

NYC Palestine solidarity demo, Nov. 2018
Domestic News

Palestinian community denounces U.S.-Israeli attack on Gaza

By Bill Dores On November 17, members and friends of New York City’s Palestinian community mobilized in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge to stand in solidarity with Gaza and honor those who gave their […]

Chicago LPN strikers Nov 2018
Domestic News

Nurses demand better contracts at University of Illinois

By Fighting Words Staff Dozens of Licensed Practical Nurses from the Illinois Nurses Association went on strike November 15 against Chicago’s University of Illinois Hospital to demand that management bargain in good faith for a […]

Women who load packages onto delivery vans describe conditions inside Amazon’s Eagan, MN warehouse
International News

Labor struggles against Amazon

By Jerry Goldberg Recent labor struggles against Amazon raise the question of whether retail workers, based on changes in the mode of production, are ripe for union organizing struggles similar to the dynamic period of […]