The “just-in-time” parts delivery system, first introduced to undermine the position of workers, has made the auto industry vulnerable to strategic strikes.
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, and city bus drivers.
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.
Educators and parents must unite in Washington state to close the schools, end the pandemic, and save lives!
We have established this committee to oppose the dangerous and unsafe school reopenings in Washington. We aim to be a rallying point for educators, parents and all workers throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
A meeting of postal workers yesterday passed a resolution condemning the anti-democratic laws and called on workers to join the SEP as electoral members.
We demand the immediate implementation of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19, which requires the halting of all in-person instruction along with the strongest public health measures necessary to end this deadly pandemic.
The notoriously dangerous conditions in Queensland’s coal mining sector have claimed yet another victim.
British parents plan October 1 school strike
The call for a UK school strike is part of a growing wave of resistance by the working class, which is entering a new stage of the class struggle. It requires the support of workers in every country and efforts must be made to coordinate similar strikes and workplace actions internationally.
Dana Fort Wayne workers take unanimous vote demanding strike action at meeting over objections of USW officials
At a union meeting Saturday, workers denounced the delay in contract negotiations and expressed unanimous sentiment in favor of a strike.
Susan Bates, who founded the Teachers Advocacy Group on Facebook in 2016, is opposing the Ardern government’s decision to reopen the sector in Auckland, with COVID-19 cases being recorded every day.
“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.