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Guest podcast on the Women’s Strike

The LaborWave podcast interviewed Marianne Garneau about the women’s strike and her review of Feminism for the 99%. Listen here….

How come sometimes bosses fight back, and sometimes they give in?

We have a saying in the IWW: “The boss is a good organizer.” It means that bosses push workers towards…

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…

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