Dies ist die offizielle Internetseite der Industrial Workers of the World - IWW. Anders als es der historische englische Name vielleicht suggeriert, sind wir seit unserer Gründung selbstverständlich nicht nur eine Gewerkschaft für "IndustriearbeiterInnen", sondern für alle Arbeiter, also für alle Männer und Frauen, die als Lohnabhänge, (schein)selbständige Arbeiter oder Arbeitslose um ihren Lebensunterhalt "zu sichern" gezwungen sind, ihre Arbeitskraft zu verkaufen.
Auf dieser Seite findest du alles, was Du brauchst, um bei uns mitzumachen, dich mit anderen ArbeiterInnen am Arbeitsplatz zu organisieren und um dort, wo Du bist, die einheitliche, allumfassende und große Gewerkschaft ("One Big Union") aufzubauen. Die meisten Informationen dieser Seite beziehen sich auf die Situation in den USA und Kanada, doch findest Du hier auch Links zur IWW in anderen Ländern.
Submitted on Di, 08/12/2014 - 5:55pm
By the IWW Starbucks Workers Union
Company Enriches Shareholders While Maintaining Inadequate Working Conditions
NEW YORK, NY - The Industrial Workers of the World, Starbucks Workers Union released a report today, “Low Wages and Grande Profits at Starbucks” with an analysis of company performance over the last decade. The report describes how Starbucks has dramatically improved profitability at the company since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, and that the company has enriched shareholders at the expense of its nearly 200,000 workers.
Submitted on So, 08/10/2014 - 2:06pm
BALTIMORE, MD - Workers at Jimmy Johns have announced their membership in the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union and have asked management to recognize their union and negotiate. This decision was prompted by the actions of Mike Gillett and Danny Dolch, owners of the Jimmy Johns franchise, who have targeted workers for their desire to have a more fair workplace.
Workers and supporters leafleted the Pratt Street location and presented demands this morning, declaring their membership in the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union.
The demands of the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union include union recognition and wage parity with their landlord hotel, the Hilton. Wage parity would bring Driver's wages to $10.75 an hour, In-shop wages to $11.34 an hour, and Persons In Charge wages to $12.34 an hour. They are also demanding that wage parity with the Hilton be maintained.
Submitted on Sa, 08/09/2014 - 10:42am
Today, workers at a Jimmy Johns franchise in Baltimore, Maryland are going public with their union - the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union! They will be conducting a job action today in order to win tip jars for in-shop workers. Lets give their action a little more oomph and show the bosses that we union members stick together! The store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (EST), so lets keep the phones ringing all day if you can call in multiple times. If you only have time to make one or two calls, focus your calls during the lunch rush (11-2) and right before the Orioles games (3-4 p.m.). A couple of ground rules: no threatening, try to avoid profanity, and most importantly call often!
Here are the numbers to call:
Pratt Street store: 410-685-3377
Mike Gillett (owner): 410-404-5684
Erik (Pratt st GM): 443-925-9153
And here is what you should say (feel free to add more though!)
Submitted on Fr, 08/08/2014 - 2:41pm
By the IWW Gender Equity Committee
August 1, 2014
Events of harassment, sexual violence, abuse and misogyny have transpired in many branches and projects of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A recent job survey showed that 1 in 6 people experience sexual harassment in the workplace. This survey goes on to say that 51% of those harassed say it was from a peer, not their boss. However grassroots and radical our union's purpose, as a union made up entirely of peers, without bosses, we are not exempt from societal norms—such as the subjugation of people based on sex, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation and class. Women and gendered minorities within this union are intensely and disproportionately affected and victimized by these incidents which are without a doubt the rotten fruit of patriarchy.