Statements


July 26, 2023

Standing in Solidarity with UPS Teamsters

Yesterday, the Teamsters national negotiating committee announced a tentative agreement with UPS, subject to a vote of its membership ending August 22. DSA stands in unflinching solidarity with the 350,000 UPS Teamsters whose tireless militancy gave their negotiating committee strong leverage.    We applaud the Teamsters for their historic contract campaign. DSA has been proud to stand with the union in…


June 30, 2023

Stand in Solidarity with UE Wabtec Strikers

DSA stands in unwavering solidarity with UE Locals 506 and 618 and all workers engaged in shop-floor struggle for a better world. The capitalists at Wabtec, Amazon, UPS, Starbucks, and other multinational corporations hate strikes for the same reason they inspire workers everywhere: they show workers that our labor creates all value and we have…


May 24, 2023

Freedom Advisory Against Florida Fascism

Today, the Democratic Socialists of America is issuing a freedom advisory for the people of Florida in opposition to the fascist actions of its politicians. We recognize the travel advisory issued by Florida Senator Rick Scott as part of a continued pattern of red-baiting and attacks against Black organizations like the NAACP in our country’s…


May 8, 2023

DSA Chapters Win Biggest Green New Deal Victory in US History

Join our Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) debrief call Sunday 5/21 at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT to hear from the organizers who made it happen and grow the movement for public power to win a Green New Deal from coast to coast! This week, a four year campaign by DSA chapters across New York…


February 17, 2023

Get Rail Back on Track: Public Ownership Now!

When Norfolk Southern train 32N derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3rd, nearly half of its cars were carrying toxic chemicals. Apocalyptic footage of dark, black clouds hovering over the area is circulating in the media. “Cars containing vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether are known to have been…


January 20, 2023

DSA Condemns Killing of Forest Defender

The Democratic Socialists of America condemns the murder of an Atlanta Forest Defender, Tortuguita, by Georgia State Troopers. Over several months, the police have escalated their attack on Forest Defenders using violent tactics in an attempt to suppress public opinion and organized political dissent to build a costly, corporate-funded cop training facility. Wednesday morning’s raid…


January 10, 2023

Fascistas não passarão! A Statement on the Brazil Coup Attempt

The Democratic Socialists of America condemns the coup attempt in Brazil’s capital of Brasilia and calls on the Biden administration to revoke any refuge for former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Nearly two years to the day of the invasion of the US Capitol by far-right hordes, an all-too-similar scene played out in the center of…


December 30, 2022

Statement of Solidarity with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez on Omnibus “No” Vote

The Democratic Socialists of America stand in solidarity with our endorsed member, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who courageously voted against expanded ICE and law enforcement funding and massive military spending increases. After passing in the Senate last Thursday, the House on Friday approved a $1.7 trillion package for the FY 2023 federal budget, passing by a…


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…