The crisis of capitalism and war are leading directly to the rise of fascism and it will not be defeated by the Democrats or bureaucrats who support capitalism and imperialism. Working people need a mass democratic labor party that will oppose imperialist wars and the attacks on workers abroad and at home. The ILWU in the US led the way against the Iraq war in 2008 with a west coast strike. We need similar working-class strike actions in the US as the Italian Si-Cobas, a logistics union that has called for general strike action on December 2. We support global actions to join them as wellRead More
Category: United States
No More Labor Imperialism – STOP $75 Million From US NED To AFL-CIO “Solidarity Center” UFCLP Statement
herefore, the AFL-CIO should acknowledge the past anti-labor practices and apologize to trade unionists, worker organizations and their families who have been violently attacked and murdered in attempted coups and other operations and,
Therefore, the AFL-CIO should drop ALL contact with the National Endowment for Democracy and reject the $75 million a year it offers in blood money and,
Therefore, the AFL-CIO should open all its archives of its international operations and,
Therefore, there should be an independent labor investigation of these attacks and deaths and the AFL-CIO should compensate the workers and their families who have faced these attacks on workers rights and,
Therefore, the AFL-CIO shall withdraw the George Meany award from South African Chief Buthelezi for the attacks and murders of hundreds of trade unionists and their families and,
Therefore, the AFL-CIO will make a public report to the membership of the AFL-CIO on their website for all members and workers to be aware of this record and,
Therefore, the AFL-CIO will now rely on self-funding and mass financial campaigns of solidarity work with trade unionists and labor around the world.Read More
On 2022 May Day in San Francisco, a rally was held for a mass democratic labor party and for workers’ action against the wars abroad and the war on US workers. Workers talked about the attacks on San Francisco SEIU 1021 city workers, home care workers, and also the struggle of workers from Turkey, Puerto Rico and Iran were raised.Read More
We need united fronts against privatization and fascism, for working-class housing, and for mass worker/community actions and strikes to win unionization at Amazon, Fed-Ex, and elsewhere. This was how millions were organized during the 1930s – not by appeals to the NLRB or by limiting ourselves to Democratic-Party legislation like the Pro Act.Read More
The United Front Committee For A Labor Party held a panel
on January, 30, 2022 tilted United Front, The Fight Against
Fascism and Lessons For Today. Speakers included: Carol Lang, Professor CUNY, member of AFT-PSC Peter Racioppo UAW 2865 member UCLA Steve Zeltzer WorkWeek & CWA 3921 member For more information:
The issue of the war in Ukraine is an issue for all working people in the United States.
This panel will look at this war, how and why it took place and what working people and
unions should do about it.
This forum is sponsored by the United Front Committee For A Labor PartyRead More
The US Democrats and Republicans since the collapse of the Soviet Union have been attacking and invading one country after another from Iraq, Syria, Libya and many countries in Africa. They also invaded Afghanistan and were forced to withdraw, another major defeat for US imperialism.
The US, according to Carter’s adviser Brzezinski had trained and armed Osama Bin Laden and other fundamentalists to provoke a Russian invasion in support of a left government. They then helped arm the fundamentalists to overthrow the Russian-supported government. The same has taken place in the encirclement of Russia by the US and NATO. The US and its European allies have expanded NATO to the borders weapons to encircle Russia.Read More
STOP Privatization, Outsourcing and Union Busting!
Time to Unite All Public Workers to Protect Public Services and Public Education
Hundreds of millions of dollars in San Francisco are being moved out of public jobs by City bosses and into the hiring of consultants, billion-dollar tech companies and “non-profits”. This plan is to permanently outsource these jobs and fundamentally undermine our public services.
Mayor Breed, her chief of staff Sean Elsbernd, and DHR instituted a hiring freeze that has been used during the pandemic to accelerate the destruction of public jobs and public services. The hundreds of millions of dollars received from the Federal and State government has been spent on outsourcing our public workers and making new workers temporary TEX workers. This also pits these workers against public workers which is what the bosses want.
Part and parcel of this attack is the destruction of civil service. The SF Civil Service Commission has been voting unanimously to outsource thousands of jobs without asking the question of why City workers cannot do those jobs and has also colluded with the privatizers in destroying seniority and qualifications for jobs by stalling on tests or letting them lapse. The continuing racist discrimination & retaliations are part this attack on our public service jobs and will escalate with outsourcing and privatization.
Our unions need to challenge the outsourcing of jobs at this commission instead of accepting this outsourcing.
This has also encouraged corruption, nepotism, and the real destruction of quality public services. The present systemic corruption crisis in San Francisco is a direct result of this privatization and outsourcing policies by
the mayor’s cronies and billionaires who benefit from unlimited privatization.
WE need to have a united political education campaign to educate all working people and the public about how these policies are wrecking the city. From the privatization of Golden Gate Park with the non-profits, to health services, all departments are on the chopping block by billionaires and non-profits who are taking over public services. DHR, the Civil Service Commission, and the Mayor are also allowing META, Salesforce, and EPIC to have unlimited funding for their take-over of City services and union-busting.
The so-called Business Districts are also turning public jobs into low-income substandard wages in these privately run districts with no oversight by the city. These non-union workers are not being paid living wages much less jobs
with public service benefits. This must end and these workers need to be transferred into public jobs doing the same work they are already doing.
The organized destruction of public services is also taking place at HealthRight 360 which has been allowed by the union leadership to set up a statewide alternative health system which is siphoning off of tens of thousands of patients into a two-tier system. Worker’s wages and benefits are far below public workers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities.
The use of “non-profits” to privatize public services is also what is going on with charter schools in California. KIPP, Rocketship, and other billionaire-controlled charter school chains are destroying public schools and setting up a two-tier education system. Charters are growing as Newsom, Tony Thurmond and the Democrats close public schools in Oakland and other communities.
The privatizers are also wrecking San Francisco City College, laying off faculty & staff, shutting campuses, and selling off land to them at cut-rate prices like the Balboa Reservoir which was sold to Avalon.
We need a united public workers’ education campaign about these policies and work to end them with a new charter law outlawing outsourcing and privatization in CCSF and similar anti-privatization language in the State of California constitution. This also requires the formation of a democratic labor party. The Democratic party is carrying out the privatization and outsourcing here in San Francisco and throughout the state.
The failure of having healthcare for all in California and even proper PPE for all workers as well as a mass testing protocol, and fully paid time off for workers with Covid is also a direct result of the billionaires running the state through the Democratic Party.
With 77 billionaires in San Francisco and 170 billionaires in California, we can and must make them pay the cost of this crisis instead of benefiting from it as Bezos, Zuckerberg, and others are doing.
United Front Committee For A Labor Party
(www.ufclp.org email@example.com)Read More
This project will also destroy 80,000 maritime jobs of ILWU and other maritime unions at the port which is critical to the Bay Area. Where will the thousands of trucks park but in the West Oakland neighborhoods. The mayor and the Port Commission and it’s chair Andreas Cluver who is also head of the Alameda Building Trades really don’ t care since they are taking orders
It is time to stop this scam and con game by billionaire Fisher and his rubber stamps!Read More