Organizing Work

Month: January 2019

Is it worth filing a ULP?

Liss Waters Hyde tells the story of an Unfair Labor Practice complaint filed against the New York IWW which did…

“It’s Up To Us”: A reflection on the LAUSD strike and contract with teacher Tammy Matz

Tammy Matz has been an LAUSD public school teacher for almost eighteen years and currently teachers third grade at Melrose…

Movie Review: Harlan County, USA (1976)

The author, who worked as a coal miner as a teenager, reviews this classic documentary about a miners’ strike in…

The Sick-Out: Education workers take direct action

An Education Support Professional describes a sick-out organized in protest of low pay and lack of respect “The shit rolls…

Movie Review: The Hand that Feeds (2015)

I’m not so naïve as to say that everything you need to know about organizing in the workplace can be…

Wobcast #2: Proof of Concept

In the second episode of our podcast, Marianne Garneau argues that the Stardust campaign in NYC is the “proof of…

Grocery workers refuse a two-tier wage system

The Saskatoon Co-op is a consumer cooperative grocery with multiple locations in and around Saskatoon, SK. Workers are represented by…

The perils of organizing a hot shop

Brendan Maslauskas Dunn tells the story of an organizing campaign he was involved with at a propane tank facility in 2014…

Movie Review: Norma Rae (1979)

Organizing Work publishes reviews of labor- and union-themed films from an organizer’s perspective. Here, Eric Dirnbach reviews Norma Rae. Spoiler…

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