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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…

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…

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