Submitted on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:43pm
Please register now for the Western Regional IWW organizing summit, to be held June 20 and 21, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Bay Area IWW office & union hall in Berkeley, California.
Submitted on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:29am
Toronto IWW is pleased to announce opening of registration for the Spring 2015 edition of Organizing 101: Build the Committee Training, our crash course on grassroots, direct action-driven solidarity unionism.
Submitted on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:31am
Several former workers at Beverage Plus and their supporters visited the company in Maspeth Queens this week to demand that the owner Yun Cho pay the more than $1.2 million owed to the workers from a wage theft lawsuit. Cho was present but did not come out to talk to the workers who then left a letter demanding payment. The company, which has also operated under the names YS Beverage and Grand Beverage, is a distributor in New York City, handling products such as Coca Cola and Poland Spring beverages. It was found liable in 2012 for multiple violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid minimum wage and overtime for dozens of workers. The workers are still seeking the payments in court but have also called upon supporters to join their campaign to get the money owed to them. The workers have been long time members of the Brandworkers and NYC Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) campaign to organize and improve conditions in New York City’s food production and distribution sector.
Stay tuned for more actions in support of the Beverage Plus workers!
Submitted on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:21pm
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Submitted on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:27pm
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By the London IWW
3 of us – hospitality workers employed on zero-hour contracts – have lost our jobs. This is at Friends House London, the head office of British Quakers where – despite the organisation’s reputation as a ‘good employer’ – senior managers responded to objections to the use of zero-hour contracts by getting rid of the three remaining workers employed on them!
Two of us were elected Unite the Union workplace representatives, and a third is a Quaker. One worker has been subject to intimidatory disciplinary processes; we all feel we’ve been targeted for being principled and outspoken at work; and our health has suffered. With the support of the London IWW union, we are calling for: