The International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees

Report to Seventh Congress of Socialist Equality Party (US)

Build rank-and-file committees, the organs of 21st century working class struggle!

This report was given by Eric London to the Seventh Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) in support of the resolution titled “Build the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees! For a global counteroffensive of the working class!”

Eric London

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The rank and file demand an all-out strike in the auto industry!

The Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network calls for workers at every factory to organize now to fight for an all-out strike. At each UAW local, meetings must be held involving the entire rank-and-file membership to discuss and vote on resolutions demanding all-out strike action.

Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network

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After facing enormous backlash on social media and on the picket lines, talk show hosts Bill Maher, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Hudson announced they would temporarily pause returning to their talk shows after the Writers Guild of America confirmed on Monday that they would resume negotiations with the major studios on Wednesday in the hopes of getting a deal “as soon as possible.”

Jacob Crosse, Marc Wells

GEO ratifies sellout contract at University of Michigan, calls off strike

The GEO/AFT, which is politically dominated by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), used the university’s threat to fire strikers who fail to return to work by the start of the fall term on Monday, August 28, to browbeat the student workers into accepting the university-dictated sellout contract.

Judy Ryden

Michigan healthcare workers picket

Workers recently voted by 99 percent to authorize a strike, decisively rejecting the hospital’s latest contract offer.

Michael Anders

Consultant psychiatrist speaks on UK’s joint junior-senior doctors strike

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New Zealand medical laboratory workers strike

The Awanui laboratory workers have joined a series of strikes by healthcare workers, who confront a worsening staffing crisis and soaring living costs.

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Parents and students support growing rebellion of Las Vegas teachers

Over the past week, Las Vegas students and parents have been organizing walkouts and rallies in support of teachers at the Clark County School District (CCSD), the fifth-largest school district in the US with over 300,000 students and 18,000 teachers.

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Amazon JFK8 workers at a crossroads: Which way forward?

The struggle of workers at Amazon’s JFK8 facility in Staten Island, New York, is at a turning point, and a different strategy is necessary to wage an effective fight against the trillion-dollar company.

Elliott Murtagh, Erik Schreiber

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