John Silence describes three ways to make a general strike happen in the US or Canada.
Eric Dirnbach and Marianne Garneau talk about the possible impact of the NLRB’s proposed rule stripping student workers of the right to organize.
Robin J. Cartwright responds to Matt Dimick’s “Counterfeit Liberty.”
Marianne Garneau describes the limited effectiveness of strikes under the National Labor Relations Board system.
Marianne Garneau interviews Nick Driedger about the “rank-and-file strategy.”
In 1996, when there was little organizing happening in the IWW, workers at a MiniMart in Seattle filed for an election with the IWW. Marianne Garneau interviews Jessica S, one of the committee members. Tell me about the campaign in a nutshell. It’s been 22
AP Geller talks about a solidarity union campaign they helped organize at a telecoms subcontractor, from 2014-2016. In Part I, they described how the committee was built, and how together they organized a successful strike to secure missing wages. Post-strike hangover After the strike, things went
This story, about a strike at a bingo hall in Allentown, PA in 1992, was originally published in John Silvano’s Nothing in Common: An Oral History of IWW Strikes, 1971-1992. We are reprinting it because of its stark illustration of a number of important lessons: employers will knowingly,
Introducing Wobcast! This is a podcast produced out of the Edmonton branch of the IWW. It is about workplace organizing, with a focus on solidarity unionism. In this first episode, Nick Driedger explains the difference between solidarity unionism and “workplace contractualism” — the mainstream approach