Submitted by x359437 on Domingo, 03/31/2013 - 4:48pm
By Jeff Smith, GRIID.org, March 31, 2013
The Grand Rapids branch of the IWW is organizing a protest for this Monday, April 1st in response to the recent firing of one of their members for organizing fellow workers at Star Tickets.
The protest Facebook event page states:
IWW Organizer Deirdre Cunningham has been fired from Star Tickets in Grand Rapids where she had been working/organizing for years. The termination comes on the heels of a successful union campaign, which won IWW union certification for all Star Tickets Workers. Deirdre was fired on the day the Union was certified in an attempt to scare the other workers away from their Union.
Submitted by x359437 on Terça, 03/26/2013 - 11:52pm
The Sisters' Camelot Canvass Union are doing a phone and email zap on the Sister's Camelot collective. There are two phone numbers and one email to contact.
Please call Eric Gooden (SC Collective member) at 612-823-0647
Please call the SC Collective office number at 612-746-3051
Please email email@example.com
Please tell them to:
1. Rehire the fired union member.
2. Negotiate with the union.
Below is a sample email that can also be used as a script for calling as well.
Dear Sisters' Camelot,
Submitted by IWW.org Editor on Terça, 03/26/2013 - 5:35pm
IWW Organizer Deirdre Cunningham has been fired from Star Tickets after a successful union election. The IWW workers of Star Tickets were officially recognized as the bargaining agent for Star Tickets today. Also today Mrs. Cunningham was fired in retaliation.
Call owner Jack Krasula and demand justice for Deirdre!!
Phone - 248-945-1127
Submitted by x359437 on Segunda, 03/18/2013 - 12:47pm
Mark your calendars and register right now to attend the 2013 Work Peoples College at Mesaba Cooperative Park in Minnesota. Members are encouraged to talk with their branch about participating in the WPC. Be a part of the IWW's most significant educational event in memorable history. Is your branch already on board? If so, elect a WPC liason to keep in regular contact with the WPC planning committee.
Click here to register. Click here for more info.
Submitted by x359437 on Domingo, 03/17/2013 - 2:34pm
From The Organizer, March 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, MN– The atmosphere at Sisters’ Camelot, a mobile food shelf and kitchen bus based in Seward, has grown increasingly tense as a labor dispute between the newly-formed canvassers’ union and the collective management enters its second week. Sisters’ Camelot is a non-profit organization that delivers thousands of pounds of organic produce to low-income neighborhoods every week. It is collectively run by a group of seven individuals, each of whom have paid positions managing specific aspects of the organization. Their wages and the money for programming comes from the canvass crew, who raise nearly all the funds that allows Sisters’ Camelot to operate. However, canvassers have long felt that their work is not respected by the collective.