Submitted on Sexta, 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 Terça, 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 Segunda, 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 Quarta, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, & 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!"
Submitted on Quarta, 03/12/2014 - 5:10pm
By the IWW International Solidarity Commission
The International Solidarity Commission of the Industrial Workers of the World is outraged to learn of the continued violence by the Evin Prison authorities against Reza Shahabi, member and officer of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed).
Reza’s work on behalf of the bus drivers of Tehran, demanding pay increases to end the hunger, poverty, and misery of his fellow workers, remains as the sole reason for his continued confinement and abuse. Reza has battled the prison authorities for his very life ever since he was unjustly arrested and imprisoned under trumped up charges of “crimes against the State” in June of 2010. Due to torture and neglect in prison, Reza suffers from critical injuries to his spinal cord and needs serious and effective medical treatment. The supposed treatment for which he was briefly released in 2013 and February of 2014 was ineffective or non-existent.