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Leadership is not going to help us: Film review of Memory and Muscle (1995)

On the surface, this is a review of a classic documentary about a massive, illegal 1965 strike by Canadian postal…

Our Union Is the Only Morale Booster That Job Has: The campaign at CallUs

CallUs (not the real business name) is a call center in the Midwest with roughly 750 employees. We spoke to…

You Can’t Hide From Class Struggle: The campaign at Smiling Bear Café

Gaby recounts the story of an organizing campaign at a café in Montréal, where baristas successfully negotiated a raise and…

The Women’s Strike, Reconsidered

Marianne Garneau reviews Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto. In a new book, Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (Verso, 2019), Cinzia…

Solidarity and Power in the Face of a Terrified Employer: The IWW campaign at Frite Alors

Frite Alors is a small restaurant franchise in Quebec with about ten locations. In 2015, an organizing campaign began at…

Administering Hardship or Strike Funds

Recently, the Seattle branch of the IWW created a hardship fund to assist workers involved in an IWW organizing campaign…

What are strikes really about? A reply to Dionne Pohler

Nick Walter and Marianne Garneau respond to an editorial in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix about the strike at the Saskatoon…

Organizing in the Bad Old Days: The Harvest Collective drive, 1998-1999

Patrick McGuire recounts an organizing drive at a grocery coop in Winnipeg in the late 1990s, before the IWW developed…

Candy store workers speak out

This essay, about organizing at a popular candy store in Halifax called Freak Lunchbox, was distributed yesterday among local cafés…

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