Submitted on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:50pm
By the Baltimore IWW
Baltimore Jimmy John’s worker and veteran James Hegler was fired on Sept. 5 in retaliation for organizing a union at his workplace and participating in concerted activity against low wages and appalling working conditions. On Sunday, Oct. 19, workers and supporters picketed outside the Pratt Street Jimmy John’s to demand both the reinstatement of James Hegler and an end to illegal retaliation against workers.
By firing James, Jimmy John’s management made it clear that they are willing to violate federal labor law in order to punish workers for organizing a union. By ignoring attempts to meet and discuss terms for his reinstatement, Jimmy John’s management hopes to break the organizing drive through intimidation and contempt for the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Workers responded with a picket to show Jimmy John’s that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Submitted on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:37pm
Join the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union for a picket on:
Sunday, October 19 at 11:00 am
Jimmy John's, 401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Click here to RSVP
The Jimmy John's bosses are at it again. Despite previous warnings they continue to retaliate against our members for wanting dignity, respect, and more of the good things of life on the job.
Danny Dolch and Mike Gillett are attacking our members through retaliatory scheduling and through the firing of one of our members, fellow worker James Hegler.
Submitted on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:59pm
Click here to RSVP to the phone/email blast on Facebook!
On September 29th Insomnia Cookies fired union organizer Colin James for his union activity under the guise of company theft. Colin has been a model employee without a single write-up and has been organizing at Insomnia Cookies for over 6 months.
This is the same union busting tactic this company used late last year, firing union organizer Tommy Mendez in Nov. of 2013. (http://openmediaboston.org/content/another-worker-fired-insomnia-cookies-unionization-effort-boston-location-picketed-2784).
Submitted on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:55pm
Chicago does not provide a public recycling scheme, but we can recycle for about $400 per year, working with a non-profit environmental education organization. Help General Headquarters "recycle as feasible," as our constitution suggests for all IWW shops. Click here to donate!
Submitted on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm
- IWW UPS Workers Organize Against Police Brutality
- The 2014 IWW General Convention: Learning From Our Mistakes, Moving Forward
- Baltimore Jimmy John’s Workers File ULP Lawsuit
- A Labor Day Weekend For The Unseen Laborers
- New Survey Of Online IWW Sign-Ups: A Wake-Up Call And Call To Action
- Review: Wobbly Poet Keeps Tradition Of Labor Poetry Alive
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