Submitted on Di, 09/09/2014 - 1:27pm
By the IWW Freshii Workers Union
Last month, Freshii workers at 200 w Randolph in Chicago marched on their boss to demand the return of nearly $2,000 in stolen wages and union recognition. Of the two demands, the stolen wages were returned to the workers. While the fight for union recognition continues, Heather Sprigler has been illegally fired in retaliation for her role in the organizing efforts. Last week, Alison Olhava fell ill and her boss, Peter Irie, cut her hours from a normal 35 a week to a dismal 8. Peter has refused to meet with Alison and her IWW representatives to discuss this change in scheduling.
Submitted on Mo, 09/08/2014 - 4:42pm
IWW member Chris "Max" Perkins has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. An experienced journeyman carpenter (and apprentice plumber & electrician), Max now takes chemotherapy. He is disabled from working due to symptoms and side effects like joint pain, nausea, lethargy and sleeplessness. He has spots on his lung and recently underwent a brain scan. Max's very small income means he urgently needs support with housing costs. His friends in the Boston GMB appeal to all Wobs who can contribute any funds to please consider supporting Max in a difficult time.
Submitted on Mo, 09/08/2014 - 9:04am
The IWW Survey & Research Committee (part of the Organizing Department Board) has just launched our 2014 member survey. We hope you can take 5-10 minutes of your time to complete this survey, and to share it with as many of your fellow workers as possible. Paper copies are also available upon request. The survey can be found at: http://bit.ly/Yg2SwA
The information you share with us will be vital in moving forward with organizing efforts around the world. This year, we are especially focused on understanding where fellow workers are organizing, as well as past efforts and future goals. The more comprehensive this survey is (i.e. the more people who respond!) the better we will be able to plan strategically and provide necessary trainings and resources. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the survey, or are otherwise interested in the work of the SRC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the One Big Union,
Submitted on Do, 09/04/2014 - 10:54am
- Baltimore Jimmy John’s Workers Announce IWW Membership
- Portland Canvass Workers Walk Off The Job, Demand Unpaid Wages
- Work People’s College Europe: A Huge Success
- Fighting Patriarchy In The One Big Union
- Review: Case Studies Of Worker Self-Organization
- John Reed’s First Labor Love: The IWW
Download a Free PDF of this issue.
Submitted on Mo, 09/01/2014 - 11:06am
Starting on Friday, August 22nd, IWW workers at a UPS sorting facility in Minneapolis began organizing against their and their coworkers' labor supporting the ongoing police violence against the population of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. In a series of actions aimed at a local company shipping questionable shooting-range targets to law enforcement agencies nationwide, workers stood up to the idea that they should have to support racism, brutality, or murder in order to make ends meet. This action was organized in conjunction with, and under the banner of Screw Ups, a rank-and-file newsletter published by IWW workers at the facility for the past year.