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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…

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…

“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…

Movie Review: Harlan County, USA (1976)

The author, who worked as a coal miner as a teenager, reviews this classic documentary about a miners’ strike in…

Grocery workers refuse a two-tier wage system

The Saskatoon Co-op is a consumer cooperative grocery with multiple locations in and around Saskatoon, SK. Workers are represented by…

“Push for gains, not recognition”: The IWW Campaign at MiniMart

In 1996, when there was little organizing happening in the IWW, workers at a MiniMart in Seattle filed for an…

The IWW Campaign at TTX: Part II

AP Geller talks about a solidarity union campaign they helped organize at a telecoms subcontractor, from 2014-2016. In Part I, they…

“Just go and shut it down”: A postal carrier on the struggle at Canada Post

An interview with a postal carrier in Canada. Their union, CUPW, is currently negotiating a new contract with Canada Post….

You can’t litigate your way to a union: The IWW campaign at Boulevard Bingo

This story, about a strike at a bingo hall in Allentown, PA in 1992, was originally published in John Silvano’s Nothing in Common:…

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