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Industrial Workers of the World

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Website: http://www.iww.org/
Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 129
Latest Activity: Mar 1

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ELIMINATE CHILD LABOUR FROM THE WORLD?

HELLO MY FRIENDS! OUR ORGANISATION NAMELY " ALL PAKISTAN FEDERATION OF UNITED TRADE UNIONS " (APFUTU) is running schools for those children which our organmisation have freed from Brick Kiln…Continue

Started by Pirzada Imtiaz Syed Nov 10, 2013.

IWW PDF archive 5 Replies

Greetings Fellow workers, for almost a year now I've been making pdf's of interesting articles I find on the net. Most are concerned with Workers rights and the history of the Labour Movement and as…Continue

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Started by Rhys Harrison. Last reply by Rhys Harrison Oct 10, 2013.

Suggested Film List

From the now closed IWW Facebook group, a list of films made for or about the Labour movement. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the list.Below you'll find a list of films suggested for…Continue

Started by Rhys Harrison Sep 26, 2013.

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Comment by 郁闷快乐 on January 14, 2014 at 18:11

坚定的支持,维护世界工人阶级,权利和利益的斗争!

The firm support, maintenance of world class, the rights and interests of the struggle!

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:16

Industrial Worker - Issue #1758, September 2013              

Headlines:

  • IWW Returns To The Railroad With ULP Strike
  • Work People's COllege: Building Life-Long Wobblies
  • Sakuma Brothers Agricultural Strike In Washington

Features:

  • The Parallels Between The Sisters’ Camelot & Jimmy John’s Anti-Union Campaigns
  • Workers’ Power: Job Conditioning
  • Jane LaTour: Empowerment For Union Women

Download a Free PDF Copy of this issue.

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:11

Striking Workers At Insomnia Cookies Join the IWW              

*Click here to donate to the strike fund*

By Jake Carman,  October 2013 Industrial Worker

At midnight on Sunday, Aug. 18, the night shift at the Harvard Square Insomnia Cookies voted unanimously to launch a strike for higher wages, healthcare and freedom to build a union. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, all four strikers joined the Industrial Workers of the World and initiated a public campaign to achieve their goals.

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:10

A clarifying statement from the IWW Sisters' Camelot Canvass Union              

We are still on strike and back-pay is still being withheld.

On September 1, people who want to undermine our union created a fake indymedia facebook page and used it to publicly publish a phony press release meant to look like it was written by us. This press release falsely claimed that we had called an end to our strike.

This fake press release is clearly meant to confuse people into unknowingly working against the rights of the striking workers by fundraising for or giving money to Sisters' Camelot while the fundraisers are still on strike. This statement is meant to help clarify this confusion created by such dishonesty.

We are still on strike. We are the fundraisers from Sisters' Camelot. Fundraising activity done for Sisters' Camelot is therefore scabbing.

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:08

Boston Wobblies Support Workers at Insomnia Cookies on Wildcat Strike              

From the Boston IWW

On August 22 at Harvard Square, Wobblies, students, radicals, community members, and workers from Insomnia Cookies hit the picket line hard. Roughly about 40 people came out to show solidarity with workers who are struggling for better pay, better working condition....

Many passersby showed solidarity with the striking workers by offering kind words. Some even joined the picket line. When curious people found out about the disgustingly low wages, and the disrespect workers receive, they where appalled. We turned away many a customer at a time when the shop gets increased business from tourists and college students. Fast food employees across the nation are starting to resist their oppressive work situations. The staff at Insomnia Cookies has joined this common front that been developing against very exploitative corporate food chains.  Wobblies are helping fast food workers to organize. We call on all workers to show solidarity with this struggle.

An Injury to One is an Injury to All !!!

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:07

Mobile Rail Workers Win NLRB Election              

From the Chicago IWW Thursday August 15th 2013: Mobile Rail Workers Union win the NLRB Election 17 -5! The Margin is so wide that the 3 contested ballots were not needed! Now the employer has 7 days to challenge the results. After the 7 days IWW Chicago General Membership Branch becomes the certified bargaining Unit for Mobile Rail Solution’s Employees!

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 6, 2013 at 14:07

Sisters’ Camelot Striking Canvassers Form New Non-Profit, Remain on...              

MINNEAPOLIS—Canvass workers from the non-profit mobile food shelf Sisters’ Camelot have formed a foodsharing organization of their own, the North Country Food Alliance. The canvassers went public to their bosses, the Sisters’ Camelot managing collective, as a union affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) at the end of February. On March 1st, the managing collective refused to negotiate with the union causing the workers to go on strike. Three days later management fired one of the striking canvassers, a firing that was later found to be illegal by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Rather than accepting the NLRB’s settlement offer, the Sisters’ Camelot managing collective chose instead to work with a national union-busting law firm, FordHarrison, to fight the decision before a administrative law judge. Both sides are awaiting the verdict from the trial.

Comment by Joe Balkis on August 9, 2013 at 22:20
Railroaders Go Wobbly, Strike against Firings
Rail  workers on the Union Pacific are on strike in Chicago. The 30 contract  workers organized with the IWW when larger unions weren't interested,  and struck when management fired three of their members
Comment by Joe Balkis on August 6, 2013 at 6:40

Rail Service Workers Go on Strike Demanding an End to Illegal Firings              

Donate to the Mobile Rail Workers Union Strike Fund!

From July 26th to 29th, Management at Mobile Rail Solutions fired three workers actively engaged in unionizing efforts. The termination of these organizers is a direct attack on their Union drive and apparent retaliation for their recent OSHA filings. Management then threatened to continue firing workers showing no respect for their employees or labor law.

In response, the workers have self-organized a strike and will be picketing at Union Pacific's Global 1 location in Chicago, Illinois. They demand a meeting with Mobile Rail's general manager to discuss the recent wave of Unfair Labor Practices and for the reinstatement of their three fired workers. With most workers coming to the picket line, they expect locomotive servicing will come to a halt.

Comment by Joe Balkis on August 5, 2013 at 3:05

Immediate Action Needed in Support of Mobile Rail Workers Union

On Friday, Mobile Rail management fired two workers, Eric and Dwayne, and claimed that they will be firing all non-CDL carrying employees. We see this as a clear attack on the Union and a direct retaliation for the worker’s recent OSHA complaints. For years, Mobile Rail has deployed its locomotive service trucks with teams of one driver accompanied by one non-CDL helper. The attempt to break apart these teams not only is meant to destroy the organizing efforts but also creates an extremely hazardous situation for all workers. By changing to a single-driver operation, there will be no protections in the case that the one driver suffers heat stroke, is injured by faulty machinery, or is a victim of a train accident. We are immediately calling upon all IWW members and supporters to call Mobile Rail Management and politely but firmly demand they rehire both Eric and Dwayne. We ask that you further demand that all drivers are accompanied by a helper. You can reach Mobile Rail Solutions management at 847-551-9767 or call Tim, the general manager, directly at 224-622-9201.

 

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