This statement was adopted by Michigan educators, parents and students to fight plans to reopen schools in Detroit and other cities despite the record-breaking surge in COVID infections and hospitalizations.
The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Parties are assisting workers everywhere in the building of an interconnected network of rank-and-file committees to organize a united counter-offensive against inequality, exploitation and the homicidal response of the ruling class to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are now rank-and-file committees of autoworkers, educators, Amazon and logistics workers, postal workers, bus drivers, and other sections of the working class.
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.
Contact us now to join a committee. If there is not already a committee in your workplace, industry or region, we will help you start one.
The decision by provincial governments across the country to reopen schools to in-person learning amid a tsunami of Omicron infections is criminally reckless. It must be resisted through walkouts and other forms of working class struggle.
Attend Committee for Public Education meeting to fight the deadly reopening of Australia’s schools amid COVID surge
Rank-and-file safety committees need to be formed in every school, independent of the unions, to organise the widest discussion on the necessary steps going forward to take up the fight for remote learning, as part of a global fight for the elimination of the virus.
Southern educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19!
The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees adopted a resolution to support Chicago teachers and fight to close schools to save lives.
Toronto caretaker speaks out against school reopenings: “Schools are not safe for in-person learning as long as COVID is not eliminated”
“By organizing rank-and-file committees,” writes the Toronto school caretaker, “education workers will be in a powerful position to force school closures as part of a broader Zero COVID strategy.”
In more than 100 schools across the country, pupils went on strike Tuesday against the homicidal herd immunity policies of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (ÖVP) and Green Party coalition government.
Maryland students and teachers oppose school reopenings as state officials seek to force in-person classes at all costs
As an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland has brought the state’s health care infrastructure to near-collapse, opposition has formed to government officials’ indifference to public safety.
Nothing that the cabal of murderers in Downing Street do will elicit any fight by the trade union bureaucracy.