Arbeiderklassen og arbeidskjøperklassen har ingenting felles.
Fred kan ikke råde så lenge nød og savn finnes blant
millioner av det arbeidende folk, og de få, som utgjør arbeidskjøperklassen,
har alle livets goder.
Mellom disse to klasser må det pågå en kamp til verdens
arbeidere organiserer seg som klasse, tar produksjonsutstyret i besittelse,
avskaffer lønnsarbeidet og lever i harmoni med jorden.
Sentraliseringen av industriens ledelse på færre og færre
hender setter fagforeningene ute av stand til å mestre arbeidskjøperklassens
stadig voksende makt.
Fagforeningene fostrer en tilstand, som tillater en gruppe arbeidere
å bli satt opp mot en annen gruppe arbeidere innen samme industri,
og bidrar følgelig til, at de beseirer hverandre i lønnskriget.
Fagforeningene hjelper dessuten atbeidskjøperklassen a spre troen
blant arbeidere; at arbeiderklassen har interesser felles med deres arbeidskjøpere.
Disse forhold kan bli endret og arbeiderklassens interesser opprettholdt
bare av en organisasjon formet på slik måte, så alle
dens medlemmer i hvilken som helst industri, eller om nødvendig,
i alle industrier, nedlegger arbeidet når som helst en streik, eller
lockout pågår i noen av dens deler. Slik blir en urett mot
en, en urett mot alle.
Submitted on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:55pm
By the IWW Starbucks Workers Union
Company Enriches Shareholders While Maintaining Inadequate Working Conditions
NEW YORK, NY - The Industrial Workers of the World, Starbucks Workers Union released a report today, “Low Wages and Grande Profits at Starbucks” with an analysis of company performance over the last decade. The report describes how Starbucks has dramatically improved profitability at the company since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, and that the company has enriched shareholders at the expense of its nearly 200,000 workers.
Submitted on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 2:06pm
BALTIMORE, MD - Workers at Jimmy Johns have announced their membership in the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union and have asked management to recognize their union and negotiate. This decision was prompted by the actions of Mike Gillett and Danny Dolch, owners of the Jimmy Johns franchise, who have targeted workers for their desire to have a more fair workplace.
Workers and supporters leafleted the Pratt Street location and presented demands this morning, declaring their membership in the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union.
The demands of the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union include union recognition and wage parity with their landlord hotel, the Hilton. Wage parity would bring Driver's wages to $10.75 an hour, In-shop wages to $11.34 an hour, and Persons In Charge wages to $12.34 an hour. They are also demanding that wage parity with the Hilton be maintained.
Submitted on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:42am
Today, workers at a Jimmy Johns franchise in Baltimore, Maryland are going public with their union - the IWW Jimmy Johns Workers Union! They will be conducting a job action today in order to win tip jars for in-shop workers. Lets give their action a little more oomph and show the bosses that we union members stick together! The store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (EST), so lets keep the phones ringing all day if you can call in multiple times. If you only have time to make one or two calls, focus your calls during the lunch rush (11-2) and right before the Orioles games (3-4 p.m.). A couple of ground rules: no threatening, try to avoid profanity, and most importantly call often!
Here are the numbers to call:
Pratt Street store: 410-685-3377
Mike Gillett (owner): 410-404-5684
Erik (Pratt st GM): 443-925-9153
And here is what you should say (feel free to add more though!)
Submitted on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:41pm
By the IWW Gender Equity Committee
August 1, 2014
Events of harassment, sexual violence, abuse and misogyny have transpired in many branches and projects of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A recent job survey showed that 1 in 6 people experience sexual harassment in the workplace. This survey goes on to say that 51% of those harassed say it was from a peer, not their boss. However grassroots and radical our union's purpose, as a union made up entirely of peers, without bosses, we are not exempt from societal norms—such as the subjugation of people based on sex, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation and class. Women and gendered minorities within this union are intensely and disproportionately affected and victimized by these incidents which are without a doubt the rotten fruit of patriarchy.