Friday January 18, 2019
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BY staff | Pittsburgh, PA | 1/16/19
As the partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight, federal workers across the country are facing the reality of missed paychecks and the impact that will have on their lives, their families, and their communities.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 1/15/19
At 6 a.m., January 14, over 50 teachers, students, parents and supporters joined the picket line at Breed Street Elementary. Breed Street Elementary, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, is under attack by the mega-charter corporation Kipp Charter. Kipp Charter is trying to build a new charter school only one block away from Breed Street.
BY Communist Party of the Philippines | Philippines | 1/09/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 8 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in strongly denouncing the stepped-up surveillance by Duterte’s police forces against members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) as well as other democratic mass organizations.
BY staff | Milford, MA | 1/08/19
Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union voted overwhelmingly, January 7, to ratify a new six-year agreement with National Grid, ending a nearly seven-month lockout imposed by the utility company last June.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 1/07/19
The UAW filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, January 2, against General Motors for breach of labor contract.
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | India | 1/06/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its more than 95 million in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its internationalist solidarity and support to All India general strike on 8-9 January 2019
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/01/19
On December 31, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 12/28/18
After the electoral victory of Democrat Tony Evers over Wisconsin's incumbent Republican governor Scott Walker, the Republican state senate has taken unprecedented steps to grab power back from the governor's office.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 12/19/18
This morning, December 19, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) joined by parents, student and supporters, announced they will strike on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Centro CSO urges parents and students to join the picket line at their local school to stand united with our teachers.
BY staff | Buffalo, NY | 12/13/18
The United Steelworkers (USW) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced December 13 that workers at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo will hold a union organizing drive.
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