Submitted on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:04am
The IWW Survey & Research Committee (part of the Organizing Department Board) has just launched our 2014 member survey. We hope you can take 5-10 minutes of your time to complete this survey, and to share it with as many of your fellow workers as possible. Paper copies are also available upon request. The survey can be found at: http://bit.ly/Yg2SwA
The information you share with us will be vital in moving forward with organizing efforts around the world. This year, we are especially focused on understanding where fellow workers are organizing, as well as past efforts and future goals. The more comprehensive this survey is (i.e. the more people who respond!) the better we will be able to plan strategically and provide necessary trainings and resources. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the survey, or are otherwise interested in the work of the SRC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the One Big Union,
den arbetsköpande klassen har ingenting gemensamt. Det kan inte bli
någon fred så länge hunger och längtan råder
bland miljoner av det arbetande folket, medan de få, som utgörs
av den arbetsköpande klassen, har allt det goda i livet. Det
måste föras en kamp mellan dessa två klasser, tills
arbetarna i världen organiserar sig som en klass, tar makten
över produktionsmedlen, överger lönesystemet, och lever i
harmoni med Jorden.
Vi anser att centraliseringen av makten för företagen in i
allt färre och färre händer gör fackförening
oförmögna att hantera den ständigt växande styrkan hos
den arbetsköpande klassen. fackförening fostrar ett
samhälle där en grupp av arbetare ställs mot en annan grupp
av arbetare i samma industri, och hjälper därmed till att
besegra varandra i lönestrider. Merdärtill,
handelsförbunden hjälper de arbetsköpande klassen att
förleda arbetarna i tron att de har gemensamma intressen med sina
Submitted on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:50pm
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 - 1:37pm
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 - 4:59pm
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).