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Beware the one-man organizing show

The goal of this website is to help all of us become better organizers. That’s why we don’t shy away…

On Raiding

Nick Driedger talks about what is at stake when one union tries to “raid” another, in other words steal its…

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….

Why Do Coops Hate Unions?

Marianne Garneau spoke to workers in over a dozen grocery cooperatives across the U.S. and Canada to produce this report…

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…

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…

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…

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