Jason is a contingent college teacher and union organizer who lives in Philadelphia.
Temple University Rank and Filers Release Palestine Solidarity Statement
Rank and filers at Temple University in Philly are demanding their union local and national fight to end all support for Israel and join the cause of Palestinian workers.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 3, 2021
States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. Where Are the Teachers Unions?
Republicans are trying to stop teachers from teaching the true, racist history of the United States. But our union leaders won’t take a real stand. To fight back, we’ll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up.
Jason KoslowskiJune 24, 2021
The Democrats Won’t Save Democracy
While Republicans are attacking voting rights, the Democrats are pretending they’re champions of democracy. They’re not. Real democracy has to be fought for and won — from the bottom up.
Jason KoslowskiMay 26, 2021
Labor Must Demand: “Not One More Cent, Not One More Bullet” for Israel
Labor unions across the world are coming out in solidarity with the Palestinian people. While statements of support and boycotts are good, labor must do more.
Jason KoslowskiMay 20, 2021
Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives — We Need More Solidarity Like That
During protests against Daunte Wright’s murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building. It was a glimpse of the power our unions have to stand in solidarity with Black struggle.
Jason KoslowskiApril 22, 2021
What Are Unions and Why Do They Matter?
With unions making headlines in the last few months, it’s crucial to reflect on what unions are, where their power comes from, and what possibilities they hold.
Jason KoslowskiMarch 18, 2021
Philly Teachers Return to School, but the Fight for Safe Re-openings Continues
Again and again, Philly’s public school teachers have defied the school district, refusing to come back to unsafe buildings. This week, they won some concessions in a deal to reopen the schools. But major fights lie ahead.
Jason KoslowskiMarch 5, 2021
The Democrats Attempt to Buy Harriet Tubman’s Legacy with 20-Dollar Bills
Biden and the Democrats want to put Harriet Tubman on the 20-dollar bill. It’s a way to cover up that they’re champions of the white-supremacist cops and the capitalist system they protect. Harriet Tubman's abolitionist legacy cannot be bought or sold.
Jason KoslowskiFebruary 24, 2021
Unions in the Biden Era
The Capitol riot showed the threat of an emboldened Far Right. At the same time, however, it allowed Joe Biden’s new government to present itself as a “defender of democracy.” It is urgent for the working class to fight not only against the Right, but also against Biden’s neoliberal and racist policies, and unions will be a key part of that struggle.
Jason KoslowskiFebruary 12, 2021
Philly Teachers Defy Unsafe Reopening
On Monday morning, Philly teachers defied the school district and refused to enter unsafe buildings. More battles lie ahead.
Jason KoslowskiFebruary 9, 2021
The Biggest Unionizing Struggle in Amazon’s History is Happening in Alabama
Just outside Birmingham, Alabama, warehouse workers are mounting the largest unionization fight in Amazon’s history. Their victory will be a win for the entire working class.
Jason KoslowskiJanuary 30, 2021
A Critique of the Rank-and-File Strategy
Jason KoslowskiJanuary 3, 2021
Philly Housing Activists Are Fighting Evictions in the Streets
The eviction housing crisis is hitting home in Philadelphia, with the local Democrats protecting the landlords at the expense of renters and shutting down emergency measures for the unhoused. But Philly is home to a powerful housing movement that is fighting back.
Jason KoslowskiDecember 26, 2020
New Stimulus Bill Is No Win for the Working Class
Bipartisan consensus seems to be forming around a new stimulus bill. Unsurprisingly, this new package gives a weak and insufficient amount of aid to the working class. We must organize to fight for more.
Jason KoslowskiDecember 17, 2020
MOVE Rejects Philly Democrats’ Cynical Apology
Three decades later, Philly Democrats apologized for the brutal MOVE bombing. It’s a cynical ploy by the representatives of white supremacist capitalism.
Jason KoslowskiDecember 15, 2020
Philly Protesters Arrested, Killer Cops Still Free
The struggle to win justice for Walter Wallace, Jr. --- murdered by the police --- has been steadily growing in Philadelphia. The cops brutally attacked protesters last night and the Democratic mayor is now calling in the National Guard and implementing curfew.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 28, 2020
Philly Cops Murdered Walter Wallace Jr. Where Do We Go from Here?
The Philadelphia Police thugs murdered another Black man, Walter Wallace, Jr. on October 26. To build the power we need to fight back against police terror, we need to organize on the streets and at our workplaces.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 27, 2020
How to Stop a Stolen Election: Mobilize the Unions
Trump’s election strategy is to attack voting rights in a bid to steal the election. Our unions have a crucial role to play not just in stopping him, but in fighting for real democracy beyond both parties of the ruling class.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 10, 2020
Who’s Funding the Trump and Biden Campaigns?
The 2020 election is a lovers’ quarrel among segments of the ruling class.
Jason KoslowskiSeptember 14, 2020
No Return to Normal for the Capitalist Economy
The capitalists are celebrating their booming stock market and dreaming of a return to normal. But that’s a fantasy. We’re living through another fundamental breakdown of the capitalist economy. The question is, who will have to pay for it?
Jason KoslowskiSeptember 7, 2020
The Case for a National Teachers’ Strike
The ruling class and their representatives want schools open at any cost to protect their profits. We need a national teachers’ strike to defend ourselves, fight back, and link our struggle to the wider movement against the cops and beyond.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 6, 2020
A Historic Wave of Workers’ Struggle is Sweeping the U.S. — and It’s Speeding Up
It’s time for socialists to agitate as far and wide as we can for workplace committees and local assemblies.
Jason KoslowskiJune 22, 2020
Cops Keep Killing During the Uprising
Even during the uprising, the cops carry on their business as usual: regardless of the protests, they continue beating, killing, and terrorizing.
Jason KoslowskiJune 7, 2020
“Shock Doctrine” in Higher Ed: Class Struggle in the Pandemic
With the pandemic and economic downturn, faculty are facing the threat of a “shock therapy” in higher education bringing sweeping changes to their working conditions. To meet this crisis, they need to organize for worker and student control of colleges and universities.
Jason KoslowskiApril 6, 2020