EDITORIAL

Strike wave rolls across the US

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At 300 work stoppages counting, 2021 has been a banner year for labor actions in the United States. From healthcare staff to production-line workers and graduate students, people have walked out and won. Hundreds of thousands of workers hit the bricks in “strike-tober” alone — including 10,000 at John Deere.

Those on the front lines are tired of barely making ends meet while their billionaire bosses rake in obscene profits. Across the board, workers are demanding their slice of the pie. With 10 million jobs open, they have the upper hand and are demanding safe working conditions, good pensions, full healthcare and higher wages.

This tsunami of militant workers is a taste of the power our class, the working class, has. We are strong enough to bring the exploitative profit system to its knees. Every day more job sites are organizing, people are joining labor unions, and public opinion of those unions is on the rise. Every win inspires other workers to organize.

The working class is waking up to its own strength as the most potent force for fundamental change there is on this planet!

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