Submitted on Jue, 11/06/2014 - 11:50am
Former IWW General Executive Board chair Frederic Lee died Oct. 23. A member of the IWW for 29 years, FW Lee was also a leading economist, founder of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter, and at the time of his death president-elect of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. His rigorous scholarship, international reputation, and commitment to organizing networks of solidarity helped open a space for alternative approaches in a field long dominated by worshippers of markets and wealth.
Submitted on Mié, 11/05/2014 - 4:43pm
The IWW is calling on all artists and graphic designers to come up with new designs for our Union Shop Cards that are issued to workers who decide to organize and affiliate with the IWW (IWW shops, Sole-Proprietors, and Co-ops).
When the IWW recognizes shops they may use the union label on their products and they are issued an IWW Union Shop Card to publicly display. Since the union is beginning to run low on previous, older Shop Cards, the General Executive Board and the General Secretary Treasurer decided it would be in good form to update the Shop Cards and get fresh designs.
Submitted on Lun, 11/03/2014 - 1:50pm
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Submitted on Sáb, 11/01/2014 - 12:59pm
- Portland IWW Battles With Non-Profits Over Union Busting
- Fellow Worker Arrested In People’s Climate March
- In November We Remember Penny Pixler
- Making Our Voices Heard Against Sexism In The IWW
- In November We Remember U.S. Labor Struggles
- Understanding The Role Of Prisoner Intellectuals
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Submitted on Lun, 10/20/2014 - 1:50pm
By the Baltimore IWW
Baltimore Jimmy John’s worker and veteran James Hegler was fired on Sept. 5 in retaliation for organizing a union at his workplace and participating in concerted activity against low wages and appalling working conditions. On Sunday, Oct. 19, workers and supporters picketed outside the Pratt Street Jimmy John’s to demand both the reinstatement of James Hegler and an end to illegal retaliation against workers.
By firing James, Jimmy John’s management made it clear that they are willing to violate federal labor law in order to punish workers for organizing a union. By ignoring attempts to meet and discuss terms for his reinstatement, Jimmy John’s management hopes to break the organizing drive through intimidation and contempt for the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Workers responded with a picket to show Jimmy John’s that this behavior will not be tolerated.