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Category: Strategic Questions

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…

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…

Attacking Migrants Does Not Help Labor: A reply to Nagle

Nate H and Marianne Garneau respond to Angela Nagle’s “The Left Case Against Open Borders.” Angela Nagle’s recent article on…

On Dual-Carding (Or how revolutionaries should approach mainstream unions)

The IWW is distinct from most unions — we don’t collect dues through the employer, and we rely on “shop…

Health and Safety in a Solidarity Union

Martha Pierce describes how a solidarity union handled a couple of urgent health and safety issues.  Staff at this workplace…

When and Why Did Unions Start Signing Contracts?

Robin J. Cartwright explores the historical origins of “workplace contractualism” in the U.S. — the predominant model of unionism, whereby…

Do Solidarity Unions Need to “Go Public”?

MK Lees and Marianne Garneau reexamine whether it is necessary for solidarity unions to declare themselves a union to the…

Boom Without Bust: Solidarity unionism for the long term

MK Lees and Marianne Garneau describe what a solidarity union looks like in the long term, and what it can…

Wobbly Franchising Opportunities! Please Inquire Within

This piece was originally written five years ago, in response to some activity in the IWW, but never published. I…

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