Submitted on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:09pm
Delegation Delivers Petitions to Whole Foods Management as Supporters Rally Outside San Fran Whole Foods
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - This afternoon a delegation of 20 cashiers, stockers, and cooks at Whole Foods Market initiated a temporary work stoppage to deliver a petition to Whole Foods management demanding a $5 an hour wage increase for all employees and no retaliation against workers for organizing a union. After the delegation presented the petition to management, workers and supporters held a rally outside the store, located at 4th and Harrison Streets in San Francisco’s South-of-Market district.
A worker must earn $29.83 an hour to afford a market-rate one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, according to a 2014 report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Workers at the store currently earn from $11.25 to $19.25 per hour. The new minimum wage ordinance just approved by San Francisco voters will raise the City’s minimum to $12.25 an hour next year, less than half of what is needed to rent an apartment.
Submitted on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:50am
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 Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:43pm
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 Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:50pm
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Submitted on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:59am
- 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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