To oppose the UAW’s attempts to force through another sellout, workers have initiated the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Safety Committee.
The ERFSC is a network of educators, students, parents, and workers spearheading the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 through schools and workplaces and save lives.
On this page you can:
• Attend an online meeting
Contact us now to join the committee nearest you. If there is not already a committee in your area, we will help you get one started.
We are also connected to committees of rank-and-file educators in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Sri Lanka.
Don't wait! COVID-19 has spiraled out of control, but thousands of lives can still be saved through urgent action.
The decision of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG, Berlin Transit Company) management to reintroduce front boarding on buses next Monday, despite rising infection figures, is a deliberate provocation and must not be allowed.
Alabama Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee meeting calls for class unity, supports Warrior Met miners
A powerful meeting sponsored by educators in the Deep South spoke out to support the growing class struggle across the region and nationally.
Meeting of the Network of Action Committees for Safe Education
Support the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees! Attend the ICFI’s May Day rally!
At its latest online meeting, the Network of Action Committees for Safe Education adopted an important resolution.
A CUPUW “summit” attempted to create a rift between casual and permanent university workers, and seek posts within the National Tertiary Education Union.
Oregon Tech American Association of University Professors (OT-AAUP) is celebrating the agreement as a “historic first contract,” but in reality, it is a sellout contract that will be used to enforce job insecurity, inadequate pay and unsafe work conditions over its five-year period.
UK teachers oppose attacks on pay, conditions, pensions and government’s push for Academisation of schools
A spate of disputes in education have broken out, despite every effort by the unions to suppress opposition.
The university administration is clearly waiting for the end of the semester next week at NYU in the expectation that the union will deliver further concessions.
“Rank-and-file” is originally a military term. It refers to the lower “ranks” of soldiers, who literally stand in lines or “files”. These soldiers have a different set of interests in preserving their lives than the officers or “brass” who prosecute the wars on behalf of the ruling elite.
Rank-and-file committees are of, by and for the rank-and-file workers, who have a different set of interests in preserving their lives than management, the bosses, the politicians, and the trade union apparatus, who send workers to die while defending the profits of the ruling elite.
Yes. The formation of rank-and-file committees is 100% completely legal under the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
The right to freedom of speech means you can say whatever you like about what you agree or disagree with. Freedom of association, also covered under the first amendment, means you have the right to associate with others who share your views, for political ends. You also have the right to petition the government for redress, to make demands on the government and tell them what you want them to do.
No. HIPAA has an exception for disclosures to prevent and control the spread of disease, but the state is deliberately not invoking this exception in order to conceal information from workers, so that they can pretend that what they are doing is safe when it’s not.
Rank-and-file educators have the right to know who’s gotten sick, where, when, and what happened. Rank-and-file committees have to demand this information, and have to share it with other workers as a matter of collective self defense.