Category: Campaign Stories

A Year of Organizing Freelance Journalists

The Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union is one year old. A member-organizer describes the campaign. In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members

Strike wave in Mexico

Ray Valentine interviews Patrick Cuninghame, a History and Sociology lecturer at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) in Mexico City, about the strike wave in Mexico this year. The strikes started in Matamoros, among workers in maquiladoras (assembly plants), and later spread to seven universities, including

How Montreal Freelancers Are Organizing

I recently sat down with three members of a union in Montreal organizing freelance workers such as translators and journalists. Hannah, Selena and Pauline are members of S’ATTAQ, the “Syndicat des Travailleuses et Travailleurs Autonomes du Québec” — i.e. “Quebec freelancers union” — an organization

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