Submitted on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:43pm
The IWW is calling on all artists and graphic designers to come up with new designs for our Union Shop Cards that are issued to workers who decide to organize and affiliate with the IWW (IWW shops, Sole-Proprietors, and Co-ops).
When the IWW recognizes shops they may use the union label on their products and they are issued an IWW Union Shop Card to publicly display. Since the union is beginning to run low on previous, older Shop Cards, the General Executive Board and the General Secretary Treasurer decided it would be in good form to update the Shop Cards and get fresh designs.
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 Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:32pm
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
By Nick Rahaim, Salon.com
After years of organizing in secret, building bonds over beer and supporting co-workers when issues have arisen with management, team members at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco disrupted the normal workday and demanded a $5 an hour pay increase last month. More than 20 employees beckoned store management to the floor and presented a petition signed by more than 50 of the store’s workers calling for more paid time off, better health and retirement benefits as well as steady, consistent schedules.
Submitted on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:07pm
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/732791720128693/
If you would like to send holiday greeting cards to IWW members in prison, please send a note to the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) Facebook page and they will provide you with addresses. If you let us know what state you live in, we can try to provide addresses of people in your state.
Please use a PO Box for the return address so that strangers and prison staff do not have your home address.
Please keep in mind that many of the people in prison are Muslim so non-religious greeting cards are probably best.
Submitted on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:47pm
Almost 300 Syrian refugees sit in Syntagma square, outside the Greek parliament, asking for asylum from the Greek state and solidarity from the Greek society. Women, men and children have occupied the central square of Athens since Wednesday afternoon, protesting in peace against the apathy of the Greek government. It’s been longer than a month that these people have been wandering in the city’s streets with no shelter, spending their nights in one of the few Athenian parks (Pedion tou Areos). They have already submitted a resolution with their demands to the Parliament but the only answer they have received is a warning by the police that they won’t be allowed to spend the night in Syntagma square.