Submitted on Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:17pm
Check out some of the latest news from IWW General Membership Branches (GMBs) throughout the world!
Download Black Cat Moan, published by the Upstate New York GMB.
Read up on latest efforts by the Pittsburgh branch in the January/February/March 2015 issue of Solidarity!
Click here to view the Yule 2014 issue of Prairie Fire, newsletter of the Madison IWW GMB.
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Submitted on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 2:32pm
Holiday message from the Dec 28, 1935 issue of the Industrial Worker, still holds true today:
Submitted on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:32pm
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
By Nick Rahaim, Salon.com
After years of organizing in secret, building bonds over beer and supporting co-workers when issues have arisen with management, team members at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco disrupted the normal workday and demanded a $5 an hour pay increase last month. More than 20 employees beckoned store management to the floor and presented a petition signed by more than 50 of the store’s workers calling for more paid time off, better health and retirement benefits as well as steady, consistent schedules.
Submitted on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:07pm
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/732791720128693/
If you would like to send holiday greeting cards to IWW members in prison, please send a note to the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) Facebook page and they will provide you with addresses. If you let us know what state you live in, we can try to provide addresses of people in your state.
Please use a PO Box for the return address so that strangers and prison staff do not have your home address.
Please keep in mind that many of the people in prison are Muslim so non-religious greeting cards are probably best.
Submitted on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:47pm
Almost 300 Syrian refugees sit in Syntagma square, outside the Greek parliament, asking for asylum from the Greek state and solidarity from the Greek society. Women, men and children have occupied the central square of Athens since Wednesday afternoon, protesting in peace against the apathy of the Greek government. It’s been longer than a month that these people have been wandering in the city’s streets with no shelter, spending their nights in one of the few Athenian parks (Pedion tou Areos). They have already submitted a resolution with their demands to the Parliament but the only answer they have received is a warning by the police that they won’t be allowed to spend the night in Syntagma square.