WORKERS’ STORIES

How Reagan Started a Workers’ Civil War and How Biden Can Finally End It

From the Daily Beast: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-reagan-started-a-workers-civil-war-and-how-biden-can-finally-end-it In 1986, my father Grant Lee was one of the first million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who received amnesty under President Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Having adopted as his first name the surname of the great Union Army general, my father firmly believed in the American […]

Break the Chains Statement on Biden’s Immigration Proposal

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Workers’ Groups to Biden: Support Equal Rights for All Workers to Organize

Source: Workers’ Groups to Biden: Support Equal Rights for All Workers to Organize

Election is Over—So Who is the Real Party of the Working Class?

Reposted from Concerted Activity: https://concertedactivity.work/party-of-the-working-class Just as Joe Biden declared victory in the recent presidential race, the GOP suddenly claimed itself to be the real party of the working class. Right-wingers—from the White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere to Breitbart News—highlighted Donald Trump’s success in winning not just 48% of the popular vote but also […]

There’s No Unity Without Equal Rights for All Workers

Reposted from Concerted Activity: https://concertedactivity.work/theres-no-unity-without-equal-rights-for-all-workers After winning the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history, Biden has pledged to unite our country. But what does that mean when the elite two-party system continues to exist and serve the ruling class? The Biden administration will rely on empty representational politics to prove unity, and will most […]

America’s Unfinished Revolution: Where Do the George Floyd Protests Go From Here?

The Indypendent, June 5, 2020 It takes but a few minutes for the ruling elite to recast collective calls for an end to state violence against black people into images of the criminality of black protesters and to call for an end to looting.  How quickly the government wants us to get back to the status […]

Working People Need Equal Rights to Fight Back During the Pandemic

It is clear that the government has failed us. Across the U.S. working people are suffering from either record-high unemployment or being forced to work in unsafe conditions without any health protections.The government has allowed our frontline health care workers–doctors, nurses and home attendants–to work long hours without basic protective equipment. Housing and food insecurities […]

President Trump Raises the Spectre of the Yellow Peril to Divide Americans and Shortchange Working People in $1 Trillion Stimulus Package

Source: Common Dreams: President Trump Raises the Spectre of the Yellow Peril to Divide Americans and Shortchange Working People in $1 Trillion Stimulus Package Months before the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the U.S., neighbors and friends stopped letting their kids play with my son, eyeing me with sideway looks when I said […]

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Working People’s mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt III (w/ Shirley Lung)

Join Maximillian Alvarez, host of the Working People podcast in part III of the mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (1986)  (in collaboration with the Break the Chains Alliance). Alvarez talks to Shirley Lung, Professor of Law at the CUNY […]