Submitted on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:17pm
From Trade Onion
London’s busy Leicester Square was the scene on Saturday, January 17th, for a picket organised by the IWW London general membership branch with the support of the Angry Language Brigade. The Leicester Square School of English (LSSE) was closed down over the Christmas period leaving workers out of work and out of pocket.
Workers decided to occupy the workplace in the hope of getting the money that they’re owed in unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy. Whilst they were there a group of students arrived expecting to be taught English only to find that the school had closed. The bosses had taken their money and not told them they were closing the school down. The workers have helpfully provided information for any students that turn up in future.
Submitted on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:53pm
By Carla Vianna, Alligator Staff Writer
The controversial dismissal of several Citizens Co-op employees last year led to an almost yearlong labor dispute, but a much-anticipated settlement is now on the horizon.
An agreement to rehire four of the five workers who were fired last year has been reached between the co-op’s new board of directors and the Gainesville Industrial Workers of the World — the union representing the employees — said Thomas Hawkins, board chairman.
The tentative agreement would rehire four of the five workers, pay them a collective $10,000 and recognize Gainesville Industrial Workers of the World as their union.
Read more from The Independent Florida Alligator.
Submitted on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:23am
Picket: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Jimmy John's, 401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland
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Nothing scares the bosses more than workers standing up for dignity and a better life on the job. From day one the bosses have conducted a campaign of retaliation against union members at the shop.
On Friday, January 23rd, Jimmy Johns fired one of the IWW organizers in the shop.
We need your help to show the bosses that such action against our members is unacceptable! Join the picket line with us and let your voice be heard! We won't let management silence our voices and attack our members.
Our picket will take place during Orioles FanFest, and you can help us hit the boss where it hurts the most: his wallet!
Submitted on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:02pm
Introducing a new publication from the Industrial Workers of the World, the Incarcerated Worker! Over the last year or so, some prisoners in the U.S. and outside supporters have gotten together and formed the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee to address concerns such as prison labor and conditions.
Click here to download the PDF!
Submitted on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:16pm
By Greg Rodriguez
Rio Grande Valley, South Texas IWW