2019 Masthead

1924 Masthead

ABOUT US

The Worker continues
as the progressive voice for the working class.  The Worker
stands for scientific socialism in the United States. It provides news and
analysis of, by, and for the labor movements for our readers across the country
and around the world. With a small but dedicated staff and a nation-wide
network of volunteer writers, The
Worker
presents insights into local, national, and international
struggles from the perspectives of those who are experiencing them. It’s an
angle you won’t find in the capitalist corporate press. We are very proudly
partisan for the working class

HISTORY

The Worker is the
true direct lineage of the Daily
Worker
 newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union
members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924. On the front page of its first
edition, the paper declared that “big business interests, bankers, merchant
princes, landlords, and other profiteers” should fear the Daily Worker. It pledged to
“raise the standards of struggle against the few who rob an plunder the working
class.”

The Worker not only
continues in the vein of the fundamentals set by the Daily Worker but also continues to follow the guidelines for
Communist Party press set by the Third Communist International, 1919. We are
celebrating that 100th Anniversary this year.

The
publication has gone through a number of nameplates and mastheads over the
years, but that same tradition of fighting, working-class journalism continues.

Today, The Worker offers a news
platform for the broad labor-led people’s movement– a voice for workers, the
unemployed, people of color, immigrants, women, youth, seniors, LGBTQ people,
cultural workers, students and people with disabilities. We exclusively
represent the stories of the disenfranchised working class, oppressed
nationalities, an a vicious opponent for those being oppressed by imperialism
of the fascist movement plaguing our world today.

The Worker continues to be the only Communist newspaper in America to feature Marxist analysis and opinion developed by a Communist Party as well as voices from other currents of the labor and people’s movements.

For almost a century, The Worker and its predecessor publications have taken the side of the 99 percent and worked to promote the struggle for a sustainable environment, jobs, democracy, peace, and equality. Members of our writers and editors belong to the National Writers’ Union.

Submit your stories of local happenings in your community to: theworker@riseup.net . You are the eyes and ears of the working class in your community!

1921 Third Communist International Report on the role of the Party Press

Oct. 1, 1924 PDF of Daily Worker

Oct. 2, 1924 PDF of Daily Worker

Oct. 17, 1924 PDF of Daily Worker

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