While the Big 3 Savage Delphi, Auto Workers Demand: "No Concessions!"

As the Big Three U.S. auto makers gear up for a showdown with the UAW over national bargaining agreements, rank and file auto workers met across the United States in mid-December and firmly agreed that the UAW leadership must reject any concessions over wages, hours, benefits and plant closings.

All Support to the Soldiers of Solidarity!

In every country on earth, working people face the same conditions: attacks on wages and benefits, speedups, layoffs, broken contracts, sell-outs, and an all around lack of respect by the bosses.  The Soldiers of Solidarity, initiated by rank and file members of the United Auto Workers, are saying: "Enough is Enough!"  Their struggle to organize against these attacks has inspired working people internationally.  We call on all workers in the U.S. and around the world, organized and unorganized, as well as the youth - the workers of tomorrow - to support their efforts 100 percent. Click here to view the messages and to send your own. For a background article by Gregg Shotwell click here.

The Death of a City

History has made it clear: the capitalist elite seems most happy while the masses suffer. Things that are detrimental to the lives of the working majority go to the financial benefit of the ruling few. Things such as war, pollution, price gouging, unemployment and natural disasters are beneficial to them; while slowly killing working people and the environment. The war in Iraq has made unbelievable profits for the oil and construction industries. Every dioxin molecule and greenhouse gas in the depleting atmosphere is a penny saved for the industrial capitalists. It is no surprise then, that the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina have become a beacon for capitalist greed and exploitation.

The Anti-Immigration Laws: Who Are the Real Friends of Latin American Workers?

In the recent past, the question of illegal immigration and immigrant rights has hit the headlines once again. Anti-immigrant pronouncements by various local and national government officials, as well as several proposed pieces of legislation that would criminalize and persecute immigrants have been proposed. Proposed U.S. House of Representatives bill 4437 would treat undocumented immigrants as criminals, as well as those that "aid and abet" them, such as trade unions, churches, non-profits, etc.

Health Care Woes

It is no secret that we live in an age where the average working person has two things constantly looming over them. Those two omnipresent worries are to maintain a steady paycheck and to maintain one's health to keep oneself in a condition to get that paycheck. So, it is no surprise that the new Medicare drug benefit fiasco has the older generation of the U.S. working class worried - very worried.