Submitted on Do, 10/02/2014 - 1:55pm
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Submitted on Mi, 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm
- IWW UPS Workers Organize Against Police Brutality
- The 2014 IWW General Convention: Learning From Our Mistakes, Moving Forward
- Baltimore Jimmy John’s Workers File ULP Lawsuit
- A Labor Day Weekend For The Unseen Laborers
- New Survey Of Online IWW Sign-Ups: A Wake-Up Call And Call To Action
- Review: Wobbly Poet Keeps Tradition Of Labor Poetry Alive
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Submitted on Di, 09/23/2014 - 2:07pm
The Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling domestic abuse reporting.
In a statement released on their blog, the group said:
The Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers of the World fully supports one of its members, Rory MacKinnon, in his dispute with the Morning Star. Fellow worker MacKinnon was disciplined by the Morning Star for asking questions — just what a journalist should do. We urge all members of the IWW, and the progressive Left, to join us in a boycott of the Morning Star until this issue is satisfactorily resolved.
Submitted on Di, 09/16/2014 - 9:44am
From the Chicago IWW
Freshii Workers’ Union members and supporters staged a picket on Monday to demand an end to abuses by Freshii franchise owner Peter Irie.
The assembled group demanded that Irie re-hire illegally fired workers, cease union-busting tactics and attacks on union supporters, and officially recognize the Freshii Workers’ Union (FWU).
“Peter thinks that he can continue to abuse and disrespect his workers with no repercussions,” former Freshii employee Heather Sprigler said.
With Sprigler’s help, the FWU recently won back nearly $2,000 in unpaid back wages for store employees. Sprigler was subsequently fired for concerted activity. Irie officially cited Sprigler’s role in the campaign to recover unpaid wages as a reason for her termination.
Submitted on Di, 09/09/2014 - 2:05pm
Below is an announcement from the IWW Greece regarding the events and the march planned for the memory of the one year of the murder of the P. Fyssas, an antifascist worker and artist by the members of Golden Dawn (the Greek Neo Nazi party).
Fascism is the unholy alliance of capitalism
Sept. 18, 2014 will mark one year since the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by thugs of the Golden Dawn. Under no circumstances should we forget this sacrifice, first because it is political assassination and secondly, because the cowardly assassination was primarily an effort of the political underworld to hit critical humanism and social consciousness.
The battle against fascism can give it successfully only united antifascist action and coordination within each neighborhood and workplace. The class struggle against the fascists, is inseparable from the struggle for the overthrow of capitalism and social emancipation.