Month: January 2019

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 little to deter the branch from pursuing justice for migrant workers. Filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) should rarely be relied upon as the sole

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 Kentucky, and talks about the historic significance of these struggles. Barbara Koppel’s 1976 documentary Harlan County, USA depicts the efforts of coal miners employed by

Movie Review: The Hand that Feeds (2015)

I’m not so naïve as to say that everything you need to know about organizing in the workplace can be learned in 83 minutes, but whether you’re a seasoned organizer or just a pissed off employee, you will benefit immensely from the 83 minutes it

Wobcast #2: Proof of Concept

In the second episode of our podcast, Marianne Garneau argues that the Stardust campaign in NYC is the “proof of concept” of the solidarity unionism model developed by the IWW. Find us on Stitcher and iTunes. RSS feed here. Hear episode one of our podcast

Movie Review: Norma Rae (1979)

Organizing Work publishes reviews of labor- and union-themed films from an organizer’s perspective. Here, Eric Dirnbach reviews Norma Rae. Spoiler Alert: this review discusses the film in great detail! “Based on a True Story” On the list of great U.S. labor films, Norma Rae is certainly near

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