Submitted on Śro, 04/02/2014 - 8:46pm
- Striking Workers At Boston Insomnia Cookies Win Settlement
- Portland IWW Fights Wage Theft
- Indiana IWW Celebrates One Year As A Branch
- Miami IWW: Fighting Back In High-End Hotels
- Exposed: The Adjunctification Of Higher Educationn
- Solidarity Unionism In Iceland
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Submitted on Pią, 03/28/2014 - 1:49pm
From the Gainesville IWW
This month 7 of the 10 Citizens Co-op Workers in Gainesville, Flordia, petitioned to have a union with the IWW. In response Citizens Co-op fired 5 of them and 2 of them are now on strike. The Gainesville IWW has created a strike fund to help support both fired and on strike workers while they stand up for their rights and the values of a cooperative. Donate to the strike fund and find out more on Facebook and Tumblr.
Submitted on Wto, 03/25/2014 - 3:03pm
From the Boston IWW
On Sunday, March 9, just six days after a settlement between Insomnia Cookies and four workers who went on strike last August, the company suspended bicycle delivery “driver” and union organizer Tasia Edmonds. Quick action by the Industrial Workers of the World, which represents Edmonds, the four strikers, and several other area workers, forced the company to reinstate Edmonds. Two dozen IWW members and allies picketed the Boston Insomnia Cookies location, where Edmonds is employed, on Friday, March 14. Organizers planned another rally for Saturday, March 22, after student allies from the abutting Boston University return from Spring Break, but the company capitulated, agreeing on March 20 to bring Edmonds back to work.
Submitted on Pon, 03/17/2014 - 6:02pm
By Jake Carman, Boston IWW
Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August 2013. On Friday, March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies, demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery “driver,” Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts.
Submitted on Śro, 03/12/2014 - 5:20pm
Insomnia Cookies has suspended IWW Organizer Tasia Edmonds w/o pay for a month, falsely claiming she was "unprofessional" and neglected to serve her any formal written notice. You're invited to take action against union-busting by the boutique cookie business. Join IWW and our allies as we picket in support of Tasia!
Please also email the company at email@example.com, & call CEO Seth Berkowitz at 877 632-6654. Suggested message: "It is intolerable that IWW Organizer Tasia Edmonds has been suspended without pay for her union activity. Please take immediate action to bring Tasia back to work, and compensate her for any loss in pay. Union-busting is disgusting!"