Submitted on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:33pm
Submitted on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:36am
By Shane Burley, Labor Notes
A crew of nine marijuana legalization canvassers walked off their jobs and into the Portland office of the Industrial Workers of the World June 5, looking to form a union.
The workers at the Oregon Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp had been refused paychecks they were owed. This was on top of several past bounced paychecks. After their checks did not arrive on the late schedule and management would not even discuss it, they walked out.
With IWW support, the canvassers have formed the United Campaign Workers. In a joint statement they pointed to a “culture of secrecy and information repression that make incidents like this an ongoing problem.”
Submitted on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:25am
From the IWW International Solidarity Commission (ISC)
BIOME Thessaloniki workers are fighting a recent court action that is attempting to expel them and return their worker-run factory back to its former employer – bosses who had vanished two and a half years ago!
The former employers were given a total of 126 months of imprisonment for debts to workers. Now, however, in collaboration with the appointed trustee, they are asking that BIOME be given a “bankruptcy” status to avoid paying what they owe to the employees, to Social Security, and to the public. They are also requesting that the plant be evacuated of all workers.
This is an outrage to the workers of Greece!
Submitted on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:18pm
By the IWW European Regional Administration (ERA)
The IWW condemns the intensification of immigration raids across the UK under Operation Centurion. We believe that all workers, regardless of their place of origin or legal status, need to support one another in order to fight the common enemy; the present system that upholds the interests of business and other elites at the expense of ordinary working and unemployed people.
The undercutting of the pay and conditions of British workers by migrant labour is not caused by the immigrants themselves but by business owners, managers and government who seek to maximise their profit by forcing working and unemployed people to compete for an ever-diminishing number of jobs. This 'race to the bottom' forces us to work harder for less money, and all workers suffer from this - while bosses happily rake in their profits.
Submitted on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:21pm
From the IWW International Solidarity Commission
The Industrial Workers of the World stand in solidarity with the workers in Athens, Greece who clean the buildings of the Ministry of Economics and who face imminent firing, doubtless as a result of the ongoing implementation of austerity measures. These firings affect about six hundred working people.
We support the Libertarian Syndicalist Association ESE (Ελευθεριακή Συνδικαλιστική Ένωση, EΣE), in its efforts to back the workers in their struggle.