By Matthew Taylor and Barry Grey, 18 August 2018
The typical CEO of a large firm in the US makes in a single day almost as much as the typical worker earns in an entire year.
The brutality of borders
By Norisa Diaz, 18 August 2018
The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 August 2018
Mattis’ four-nation tour was aimed at countering China’s influence and building up ties between the US and Latin American military commands.
By Jessica Goldstein, 18 August 2018
John Korody was killed shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning when he slipped on a grate and fell into a vat of oil.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2018
The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: “It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it.”
By Hiram Lee, 18 August 2018
Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died August 16 at the age of 76. She was a major figure, one of the great performers of the second half of the twentieth century.
By Kate Randall, 17 August 2018
The catastrophic toll of opioid deaths, which is driving falling life expectancies, casts a grim light on the state of America in the 21st century.
By Marcus Day, 17 August 2018
The latest revelation of bribery in the UAW corruption scandal follows Monday’s statement by lawyers for an indicted Chrysler executive that the conspiracy “started long before” 2009.
By Keisha Gibbs, 17 August 2018
Nashville-based private prison company CoreCivic continues to reap profits despite numerous lawsuits.
By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2018
The warfare within the American state pits against each other two deeply reactionary factions of the capitalist ruling elite, personified by Trump and Brennan.
By Will Morrow, 16 August 2018
There is growing support for the WSWS UPS Workers Newsletter’s call for the election of rank-and-file committees in every warehouse and hub to coordinate opposition.
By Patrick Martin, 16 August 2018
According to the grand jury report: “Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible not only did nothing: They hid it all. For decades.”
By Rafael Azul, 16 August 2018
The deadly fires which have claimed the lives of six firefighters, are part of a wave of wildfires affecting the entire western United States and British Columbia in Canada.
By Trévon Austin, 16 August 2018
Federal assistance has been slow and ecological issues in Houston make future flooding more likely.
By Alan Whyte and A. Woodson, 16 August 2018
Last year, an estimated 9.2 million commuters experienced late or canceled trains.
By Nick Beams, 16 August 2018
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, the growing intensity of economic warfare threatens to collapse the financial house of cards created by the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of the global banking system.
By Shannon Jones, 15 August 2018
In a sentencing memorandum, the lawyer for Alphons Iacobelli asserted that the bribery of UAW officials dates back “many years” earlier than has so far been charged by federal prosecutors, and involves many more officials.
By James Cogan, 15 August 2018
The purported evidence of ties between Russian intelligence, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks is threadbare to the point of being ludicrous.
By Tom Hall, 15 August 2018
More significant than the content of the tapes recorded by Omarosa Manigault-Newman is the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue within the White Housethat they reveal.
By Kate Randall, 15 August 2018
Nebraska authorities now have the dubious distinction of pioneering the use of the powerful synthetic drug at the center of the US opioid crisis that claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2017 for state-sanctioned murder.
By Shelley Connor, 14 August 2018
Teachers have had no pay raises in the past 10 years, classes are overcrowded and hundreds of teachers are starting the school year with no knowledge of where they will be placed.
By the WSWS UPS Workers Newsletter, 14 August 2018
The Teamsters union is keeping workers totally in the dark, five days after its endorsement of the cost-cutting contract.
By Alec Andersen, 14 August 2018
Asked why he stole the plane, Russell told air traffic controllers, “Minimum wage, we'll chalk it up to that. Maybe that will grease some gears a little bit with the higher-ups.”
By Michael Walters and George Gallanis, 14 August 2018
The strike at Trane is in danger of being smothered by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
By Samuel Davidson, 14 August 2018
Employees of People First Federal Credit Union went on strike against the company’s demand to shift health care costs onto the backs of already low paid employees.
By Clare Hurley, 14 August 2018
A temporary glitch for the app-based ride hailing service, the legislation will do little to address the underlying crisis of public transportation in the largest US metropolis.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 August 2018
A Gallup poll released yesterday found that, for the first time, more young people and Democratic-leaning voters have a favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.
An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one
By Eric London, 14 August 2018
This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.
By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2018
After a huge media buildup, less than two dozen white supremacists showed up for Sunday’s “rally” outside the White House.
By Niles Niemuth, 14 August 2018
The victims of the fire that engulfed a house in the early morning hours Saturday include a woman two months pregnant, a family caretaker and a four-year-old boy.
By Will Morrow, 13 August 2018
UPS announced its corporate handout the same day that the Teamsters national conference voted to endorse contracts for UPS workers that enforce poverty-level wages and introduce major new concessions.
On anniversary of fascist killing in Charlottesville
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2018
Despite a massive media blitz, only a few dozen fascists rallied in front of the White House, dwarfed by thousands of counter-demonstrators.
“I had to sell my cell phone to pay for food”
By Eric London, 13 August 2018
José Antonio Rueda Bermudez, his wife and young daughter, face homelessness due to Amazon's refusal to pay medical costs for his serious on-the-job injury.
By Jill Lux, 13 August 2018
Every legal immigrant using a social program is in danger of being labeled a “public charge,” and therefore ineligible for citizenship.
By Harvey Simpkins, 13 August 2018
The video shows footage of the police officer throwing at least 10 punches, in about 12 seconds, at his victim's face, without any provocation.
“We need joint strike action, nationwide!”
By Tim Rivers, 13 August 2018
Autoworkers expressed their support for the widespread opposition among UPS workers to the sellout contracts agreed to last Thursday by a national meeting of Teamsters officials.
By Jessica Goldstein, 13 August 2018
According to local news reports, workers initially refused a supervisor’s directive to clean out a dust separator, warning that it posed a safety issue.
By Shelley Connor, 13 August 2018
The Teamsters union is determined to prevent the Coca Cola United workers from joining their struggle with that of UPS workers and the working class more generally.
By Mark Ferretti, 13 August 2018
Understaffing, inadequate pay for employees, and underfunding are contributing to a rash of delays and cancellations that leave reliable and safe travel on New Jersey Transit in doubt.
By Alan Gilman, 13 August 2018
Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 August 2018
Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.
By Trévon Austin, 11 August 2018
Vice President Mike Pence announced steps would be taken to create the United States Space Command.
“We are underpaid slaves”
By Kayla Costa, 11 August 2018
UPS management responded to the Teamsters executives vote by gloating that the contract will provide “greater flexibility” and help “address challenges from competitors.”
Amazon worker Shannon Allen opposes censorship of her video statement by Teamsters-linked Facebook page
By Will Morrow, 11 August 2018
Shannon said the censorship of her video showed that the Teamsters union is fearful of workers from Amazon and UPS forming rank-and-file committees and linking up their struggles.
Inmate “gulped for an extended period of time” and was “choking,” “gasping”
By Kate Randall, 11 August 2018
Irick’s attorneys had argued that their client suffered from severe mental illness and that one of the drugs to be used in his lethal injection could cause severe pain.
By Hiram Lee, 11 August 2018
As the 2018-2019 school year begins, South Carolina will likely face an even greater shortage of teachers than in previous years.
By Jacob Crosse, 11 August 2018
Eleven year old Donesha Gowdy was suspected of “petty shoplifting”.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2018
The more than two-to-one margin of the vote surprised union officials and shocked the Republican right.
By David Brown, 10 August 2018
Last month was the hottest July on record for California going back 124 years, contributing to the drying out of vegetation and setting the stage for a record fire season.
By Eric London, 10 August 2018
The government sought to remove the immigrants from the US while their lawyers were preoccupied arguing the case in court.
By Barry Grey, 10 August 2018
The prosecution of Chris Collins is a political shot by the US intelligence agencies across Trump’s bow.
By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2018
Russian commentators have warned of a full-scale economic war between Russia and the US.
Teamsters for a Democratic Union-linked Facebook page censors Amazon worker’s video calling for a united struggle with UPS workers
By Will Morrow, 10 August 2018
The Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a dissident faction of the union apparatus, is terrified of Amazon and UPS workers linking up in a common struggle.
By Sampath Perera, 10 August 2018
The 12 previous loans Pakistan has obtained from the IMF were all conditional on the imposition of brutal “structural readjustment” measures.
By Jessica Goldstein, 10 August 2018
Bud Taylor, a 63-year-old pipeline worker, was killed in a natural gas pipeline blast in Texas that left six others seriously injured.
By Warren Duzak, 10 August 2018
Newspaper columns are proposing the creation of a pool of potential recruits for the US military as an important physical educational goal.
Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
10 August 2018
This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27.
By Alec Andersen, 9 August 2018
Hundreds of immigration agents and police in military gear carried out Gestapo-style roundups at roughly a dozen agricultural job sites.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018
The congressional primaries confirmed the headlong move to the right by the Democratic Party signaled by the rise of a cadre of former military and intelligence operatives running as Democratic candidates for Congress.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018
The latest effort by Sanders—with the assistance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—to give a “progressive” gloss to the corporate-controlled Democratic Party has reached its predictable end in Michigan and Kansas.
By the WSWS UPS Worker Newsletter, 9 August 2018
The Teamsters must not be allowed to retain the initiative and continue its conspiracy with the company against the workers unopposed.
No money for wages, schools, health care, but…
By Barry Grey, 8 August 2018
Trillions are being squandered on inflating stock prices and the fortunes of the CEOs and big investors, while the real wages of US workers continue to decline.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 August 2018
The move is an attack on the working class as a whole and presages intensified efforts to slash funding for social programs upon which millions rely.
By David Brown, 8 August 2018
The personal information of protesters arrested on Sunday was quickly released by police in a blatant attack on democratic rights.
By Peter Symonds, 8 August 2018
Under the banner of “peace,” the US is preparing for trade war and war—not only against Iran, but against all potential rivals, including its European and Asian allies.
By Carl Bronski, 8 August 2018
An examination of the strike at Lordstown in 1972 sheds further light on how the union has acted, alongside management, to suppress the strivings of workers for decent jobs and conditions.
By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2018
In the aftermath of the largest statewide walkout last spring, Arizona teachers are still facing a battle for decent wages and education funding.
By Aaron Murch, 8 August 2018
The utility shut-offs are being implemented despite months of criticisms and complaints from residents stemming from incorrect billing and other irregularities.
By Samuel Davidson, 8 August 2018
A freight train derailed in downtown Pittsburgh with freight cars and debris landing less than 100 feet from a light-rail and bus station where passengers were waiting.
Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
8 August 2018
This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.
By Hiram Lee, 8 August 2018
After a series of anti-white tweets by reporter Sarah Jeong emerged online, the New York Times and the pseudo-left came to her defense.
By Niles Niemuth, 8 August 2018
Democratic Party pundit Michael Tomasky this week offered “friendly advice” to the ruling class on how it can block growing interest in socialism among students and workers.
Dwindling income, medical bills, debt push seniors into financial ruin
By Kate Randall, 7 August 2018
A new study suggests that the surge in bankruptcies is being driven by a three-decade-long shift of financial risk from the government and employers to individuals.
By Keith Jones, 7 August 2018
Trump signed an executive order Monday re-imposing sweeping US economic sanctions against Iran that were suspended in 2016 as part of the Iran nuclear deal.
By Evan Blake, 7 August 2018
Contrary to the claims of the Teamsters, the proposed UPS Freight contract makes deep inroads into workers’ living standards and working conditions.
By Alec Andersen, 7 August 2018
Police in full riot gear used flashbang grenades and pepper spray and charged a group of anti-fascist demonstrators, beating them with batons and arresting four.
By Jacob Crosse, 7 August 2018
Ricardo Fierro, a resident of Racine, Wisconsin for over 20 years, was kidnapped outside his home and imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
By Mike Head, 7 August 2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the occasion to warn Russia, China and others against any breach of US-led sanctions that North Korea still faces.
By Isaac Finn, 7 August 2018
On Wednesday Blake condemned New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio for failing to inform him about a disciplinary trial of the cop who tackled him in front of a hotel.
By Jimmy Smith and Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2018
The purpose of extensive surveillance is to monitor, chill, and ultimately crack down on opposition in the working class to the actions of the government and the police.
By Eric London, 6 August 2018
Sanders’ support for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is part of an operation aimed at channeling social opposition behind the Democratic Party.
By Kate Randall, 6 August 2018
With rents rising and construction of affordable apartments lagging, Trump is implementing a punitive policy that will exacerbate the already dire housing crisis.
By Adam Mclean, 6 August 2018
The video of a wildcat walkout by construction workers in Indiana has been shared almost 100,000 times on Facebook.
By Samuel Davidson, 6 August 2018
The UAW and GM are collaborating to close one or more of the company’s five remaining car assembly plants and throw thousands of more workers on to the unemployment lines as car sales continue to fall.
By Tim Rivers, 6 August 2018
In a career spanning two decades, Estrada, hailed in 2014 as the first Latina woman to join the union’s elite executive committee, has demonstrated that she is a typical bureaucratic hack.
By J. Cooper, 6 August 2018
The takeover of the JCPS by the state education commissioner faces opposition as educators fear the implementation of charter schools is behind the move.
As transit union continues to ignore its members’ overwhelming vote to strike
By Nick Barrickman, 6 August 2018
The provocative move comes amid a heated dispute regarding the privatization of public services between the transit authority and 8,000 Metro workers, members of ATU Local 689.
By Matthew Taylor, 6 August 2018
The ruling invalidates recent attempts to suppress the student vote in Florida.
“You have a perspective from the working man, not from the corporate media”
By Tom Hall, 6 August 2018
Despite attempts by the Sanders campaign to bar them, volunteers for Niles Niemuth, the SEP's candidate for Congress, spoke to attendees in Detroit and Ypsilanti on a wide range of issues.
By E.P. Milligan, 6 August 2018
The chronology suggests that Trump’s revelation of the secret meeting caused concerns and raised questions within the staff and readership of the Times, which the newspaper has sought to contain.
By Eric London, 4 August 2018
Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.
By Andre Damon, 4 August 2018
Apple, awash in profits extracted from workers all over the world, has become the first corporation to officially reach the $1 trillion milestone.
“The UAW cannot be trusted”
By Shannon Jones, 4 August 2018
The UAW local is seeking to prevent a struggle over accumulated grievances and deteriorating conditions.
By Naomi Spencer, 4 August 2018
Over 1,900 people across West Virginia and Kentucky have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A in the past few months, and at least 10 people have died. Hepatitis C and HIV are likewise on the rise.
Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 4 August 2018
The campaign of Niles Niemuth for Congress established its first election committee in Ann Arbor this week and announced its first round of public meetings across the district.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2018
The 87-10 vote, with 41 Democrats joining 46 Republicans in support, represents final congressional approval for the record-breaking war spending.
By Gabriel Black, 3 August 2018
A report by Reuters shows that nearly half of the US population does not earn enough money to cover expenses and is increasingly dependent on unsustainable levels of debt to survive.
Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
By Evan Cohen, 3 August 2018
Amazon warehouse workers face staggering rates of injuries, routine harassment, high turnover and authoritarian surveillance.
“The union is essentially a puppet for the company”
By Will Morrow, 3 August 2018
The WSWS spoke with Sean, a 32-year-old part-time UPS warehouse worker, who described the conditions for UPS workers, the abuse of workers by management, and the complicity of the Teamsters.
By Francis Dubois, 3 August 2018
Former Foreign Secretary Laurent Fabius claimed to know nothing about it, but ties between terrorist groups and the former Socialist Party government are rapidly coming to light.