Submitted by IWW.org Editor on 月曜, 06/03/2013 - 4:16am
- Wobblies Defend Fired Bus Driver In London
- IWWs Organize & Win In North Carolina
- The Struggle Continues At Chi-Lake Liquors
- May Day Celebrated Around the World
- Historical Perspective On Lithuanian Unions
- Industrial Tragedy In Bangladesh
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Submitted by x359437 on 火曜, 05/28/2013 - 12:47pm
Union Claims Victory And Presses Owner John Wolf To Rehire 5 Employees
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Almost two months after 5 employees at Chicago-Lake Liquors were fired for presenting a petition to management asking for higher wages, the National Labor Relations Board indicated yesterday that it found merit in the charges that the firings were a violation of federal labor law, as well as two other charges against the employer relating to ongoing organizing. The fired workers are now calling for Chicago-Lake’s owner, John Wolf, to respect the law and rehire them. The workers and their supporters will picket outside the store at 7:30PM on Friday, May 24th, asking customers to shop elsewhere for the evening in solidarity with the campaign for higher wages and union rights.
Submitted by x359437 on 水曜, 05/22/2013 - 2:23pm
The Sisters' Camelot Canvass Union is asking supporters to call/text/email the remaining Sisters' Camelot collective members demanding they turn over information regarding their contractually owed back wages. For weeks, the striking canvassers have been confronting their bosses requesting this information. The wages owed to them come from their share of online donations. The collective has not paid the canvassers share of these funds since October 2012.
1. Ask they turn over information for online donations and 'call backs' to the Canvass Union.
2. If they say they don't have access to the information because the only person with access has not been responding to other collective members phone calls for the last several weeks, remind them they can contact PayPal and Network for Good themselves requesting access to the information.
3. If they say the canvassers contracts do not explicitly say they are owed these funds, remind them this has been policy at Sisters' Camelot for many years, regardless of how vague the contracts are worded.
Submitted by IWW.org Editor on 木曜, 05/16/2013 - 12:23pm
By x363464 - May 16, 2013
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are not the official position of the IWW (or even the IWW’s EUC) and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone but the author’s.
In 1950, Chevron, General Motors, and Firestone were charged and convicted of criminal conspiracy for their part in the General Motors streetcar conspiracy. In this scandal they purchased streetcar systems all over the United States in order to disassemble the industry and create bus lines. They did this to increase the demand for petroleum, automobiles and tires so that they could directly receive business and profits from their scheme. Later Chevron began investing in alternative industries such as lithium car batteries. Chevron began to be limiting access to large NiMH batteries through its control of patent licenses. Many suspect they did this to remove a competitor to gasoline and suspicions were affirmed when Chevron began a lawsuit against Panasonic and Toyota because they started producing EV-95 batteries for electric cars.
Submitted by x359437 on 月曜, 05/13/2013 - 8:29pm
Last week, the Greensboro IWW achieved a swift and valuable win that illustrated the power of solidarity and direct action. A branch member had been unjustly fired from his job at New York Pizza on Tate Street in Greensboro, North Carolina. This fellow worker was owed more than $1100, including unpaid overtime and off-the-clock work, as well as money that was improperly deducted from his pay for rejected food and register shortages.
On Monday, May 6th, this fellow worker, accompanied by another branch member, delivered a letter to the boss from the Greensboro IWW, demanding payment in full by Friday. The branch was prepared to leaflet and picket at the location if our fellow worker did not receive his wages in full.