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BOSTON IWW’S TO GCI: F U!
gci1.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

Today Wobblies from Boston took to the street to support Portland OR canvassers, employed by Grassroots Campaigns Inc (GCI), who formed the United Campaign Workers* union in response to poverty pay, impossible quotas, meager training, and blatant disrespect. Canvassers’ demands included $15/hr, overtime pay, and sick leave. The company retaliated by shutting down its Portland operation, laying off employees with no notice and just two days’ wages!
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04 Oct 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Labor Union Rally - Support the School Bus Drivers - 30 June 6pm Dorchester
After a year of the anti-union Violia Corporations anti-worker management of the Boston Public School bus system workers are organizing to fight the bosses cut backs.
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27 Jun 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor
Radical Labor Unions Picket Harvard Commencement
commencement2.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

Yesterday IWW’s who are members of HUCTW (the Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers) helped organize an action at the world’s richest University’s Commencement Exercises. The Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM) helped us build for the event, and mobilized their members to turn out. SLAM has been fiercely defending campus workers for many years.
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30 May 2014 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Race
Video-Malden School Custodians Picket Against Privatization
SEIU888 picket line in Malden against mayor's plan to outsource school custodian jobs to a private contractor.
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06 May 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor
Video/Photos: May Day Boston/ Chelsea
May Day 2014-Chelsea Mass 001.jpgMay Day rally Boston/ Chelsea.
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02 May 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor
Lucy Parsons on the Origins of May Day
parsons_lucy.jpgThe following article is by Lucy Parsons. She was a comrade of Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons. The article first appeared in the Labor Defender in November 1926. The Labor Defender was a newspaper of the International Labor Defense, a working class defense organization tied to the early American Communist Party.
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01 May 2014 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
After Protest, Suspended Union Organizer Reinstated
Tasia Speaks - By Dorothy.jpgOn Sunday, March 9, just six days after a settlement between Insomnia Cookies and four workers who went on strike last August, the company suspended bicycle delivery “driver” and union organizer Tasia Edmonds. Quick action by the Industrial Workers of the World, which represents Edmonds, the four strikers, and several other area workers, forced the company to reinstate Edmonds.
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20 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor
Days After Settlement, Pickets Return to Insomnia Cookies
insomnia1.jpgPicket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August of 2013. On Friday, March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery "driver" Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts.

Video of the picket
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15 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
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