Statements


December 4, 2022

Stand with Railworkers, Build Workers Power

This fall, the majority of railroad workers rejected a tentative agreement (TA) brokered by their bosses and union leadership that would not include sick leave, an end to Precision Scheduled Railroading, and other fundamental improvements to their working conditions. Railroad work is notoriously brutal. On-call nearly around the clock, workers suffer regular, often fatal, accidents…


November 30, 2022

DSA Stands in Solidarity with Rail Workers

The Democratic Socialists of America call on Biden and members of Congress to force the billionaire railroad bosses to accept workers’ demands. Short of that, railroad workers must not be denied the right to strike. The Tentative Agreement has been rejected by members of the Maintenance of Way Union (BMWE), Sheet Metal and Rail Union (SMART-TD), Signalmen (BRS), and Boilermakers union (IBB), and though some union ratification votes supported it, the approval margins were narrow. All rail unions have pledged to honor the picket line in the event of a strike.

The Democratic Socialists of America call on Biden and members of Congress to force the billionaire railroad bosses to accept workers’ demands. Short of that, railroad workers must not be denied the right to strike. The Tentative Agreement has been rejected by members of the Maintenance of Way Union (BMWE), Sheet Metal and Rail Union…


November 19, 2022

To the UC Academic Workers: Your Fight is Our Fight!

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) stands in unwavering solidarity with the 48,000 academic workers walking picket lines across the University of California system today as three United Auto Worker locals (UAW 2865, SRU-UAW, and UAW 5810) declare an open-ended unfair labor practice (ULP) strike. Some of our highest concentrations of DSA members in unions…


October 11, 2022

United in Common Struggle: Solidarity with Chilean Starbucks Union

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the goals of the Encuentro Internacional de Trabajadores Precarizados de la Comida Rápida (International Meeting of Precarious Workers in Fast Food), the international meeting called by the Chilean Starbucks Union on October 10, 2022. On behalf of Starbucks workers and fast food workers and all Chilean…


October 2, 2022

Congratulations to Lula and the Workers Party

  The Democratic Socialists of America extend their congratulations to Lula, the Workers Party, and their electoral coalition for their impressive showing in today’s election. As they prepare to move into another round of elections, we continue to stand on the side of democracy and condemn any efforts to subvert it via political violence.  We…


September 30, 2022

Democratic Socialists of America Statement on Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian battered the coast of western Florida on Wednesday for hours, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, dumping between 12 and 30 inches of rain across the state, causing death and widespread destruction in its wake, including leaving over 2.7 million people without power as the above-ground electrical grid has been torn apart…


July 19, 2022

Statement of Solidarity with Organizers of Akron

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the Organizers of Akron, including Akron DSA, and endorses their 12 Points of Action in response to the tragic murder of 25-year-old Jayland Walker at the hands of Akron’s police force on June 27. Jayland was murdered during a traffic stop when eight killer cops fired…


June 24, 2022

Fight for Democracy, Fight to Protect Abortion

The DSA National Political Committee condemns today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which eviscerates the right to privacy and bodily autonomy protected by Roe v. Wade for nearly fifty years, a right the vast majority of Americans support and agree should be protected by the Constitution. The far right wing…


June 1, 2022

New NPC Member Announcement

We’re excited to welcome three new members to the National Political Committee: Tefa Galvis, Marvin Gonzalez, and Kevin Richardson. Tefa, a member of NYC-DSA, is a leader of NYC’s DSA Latinos Socialistas and Ecosocialist Working Group. Marvin, also of NYC-DSA, serves on the International Committee Secretariat and is President of the Campaign Workers Guild. Kevin,…


May 3, 2022

They Have The Courts, We Have The People

A draft Supreme Court opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade was leaked last night. While it is not a final decision of the court and abortion now remains legal, this cannot stand. The time to hit the streets is now: we call on all DSA chapters, members, and electeds to mobilize immediately against this…