The modern IWW has experimented with different approaches to organizing, including occasionally signing collective agreements. Nick Driedger looks at how these measure up against union contracts elsewhere.
A cruise ship worker describes how he drew on previous union experience to organize a successful collective action to win shore leave.
On the fourth anniversary of a strike, Alexis, a server at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York, reflects on the action with her coworkers.
Marianne Garneau interviews a restaurant worker organizing support for migrant coworkers who cannot access government assistance in the wake of pandemic-related layoffs
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
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
Martha Pierce describes how a solidarity union handled a couple of urgent health and safety issues. Staff at this workplace are organized under the IWW. The summer of 2018 wasn’t a smooth season for the workers of Stardust Diner. However, it showed a perfect example
MK Lees and Marianne Garneau reexamine whether it is necessary for solidarity unions to declare themselves a union to the boss. This piece originally appeared at Libcom.org. Introduction In an election-driven workplace-organizing campaign, going public is a key step. The workers or union try to
One of the features we will run on Organizing Work will be stories of campaigns, from the perspective of the workers and organizers involved. These stories will give a sketch of the workplace, how the campaign started and unfolded, and what its successes and challenges