Tag: Fight for 15

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

United Front and the Fight Against the Union Bureaucracy

The workers’ united front does not mean peaceful coexistence with the union bureaucracy. It warrants knowing when to break with it. The positions achieved by leftists or socialist groupings within unions or shop-floor committees cannot be prioritized over principled fights.

Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?

Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.

Victory in the fight for $15 in New York

An advisory board has recommended that New York State raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast-food workers. The national movement for $15 has recently won important fights in some cities and gained nationwide momentum. However there remain some important unresolved questions about the potential of this movement.

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

United Front and the Fight Against the Union Bureaucracy

The workers’ united front does not mean peaceful coexistence with the union bureaucracy. It warrants knowing when to break with it. The positions achieved by leftists or socialist groupings within unions or shop-floor committees cannot be prioritized over principled fights.

Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?

Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.

Victory in the fight for $15 in New York

An advisory board has recommended that New York State raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast-food workers. The national movement for $15 has recently won important fights in some cities and gained nationwide momentum. However there remain some important unresolved questions about the potential of this movement.