Submitted on 火曜, 04/08/2014 - 5:42pm
By the Denver IWW
Penny Lynne-Diane Pixler was born July 9, 1947 to Ivan and Doris (Gardner) Pixler in Spencer, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Psychology in 1969. She also attended George Washington University’s graduate school. Whether she brought her political activism to Washington, D.C. with her or honed it there in the capitol, she actively participated in the anti-Vietnam War movement. After living in Berkeley, Calif. for a time, she moved to Chicago where she continued her activist activities. As a member of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (CWLU), she traveled with one of the first American tourist groups allowed in to China after former President Richard Nixon’s opening of relations in 1972.
Submitted on 水曜, 04/02/2014 - 8:46pm
- Striking Workers At Boston Insomnia Cookies Win Settlement
- Portland IWW Fights Wage Theft
- Indiana IWW Celebrates One Year As A Branch
- Miami IWW: Fighting Back In High-End Hotels
- Exposed: The Adjunctification Of Higher Educationn
- Solidarity Unionism In Iceland
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Submitted on 金曜, 03/28/2014 - 1:49pm
From the Gainesville IWW
This month 7 of the 10 Citizens Co-op Workers in Gainesville, Flordia, petitioned to have a union with the IWW. In response Citizens Co-op fired 5 of them and 2 of them are now on strike. The Gainesville IWW has created a strike fund to help support both fired and on strike workers while they stand up for their rights and the values of a cooperative. Donate to the strike fund and find out more on Facebook and Tumblr.
Submitted on 火曜, 03/25/2014 - 3:03pm
From the Boston IWW
On Sunday, March 9, just six days after a settlement between Insomnia Cookies and four workers who went on strike last August, the company suspended bicycle delivery “driver” and union organizer Tasia Edmonds. Quick action by the Industrial Workers of the World, which represents Edmonds, the four strikers, and several other area workers, forced the company to reinstate Edmonds. Two dozen IWW members and allies picketed the Boston Insomnia Cookies location, where Edmonds is employed, on Friday, March 14. Organizers planned another rally for Saturday, March 22, after student allies from the abutting Boston University return from Spring Break, but the company capitulated, agreeing on March 20 to bring Edmonds back to work.
Submitted on 月曜, 03/17/2014 - 6:02pm
By Jake Carman, Boston IWW
Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August 2013. On Friday, March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies, demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery “driver,” Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts.