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What Can We Learn from 25 Years of Jobs with Justice?
It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. Incomes and union membership rates have plummeted, unemployment is soaring, and the two corporate parties have joined forces to go after our previously untouchable historic gains.
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06 Sep 2013 | Filed under: Review / Labor
Video/Photos: Fast Food Workers Strike and Protest low wages-Boston Protest-Aug. 29, 2013
fast food strike-boston-8-29-13.jpgDowntown Boston-Aug. 29, 2013:
Boston fast food low wage workers protested for a $15 an hour wage and good benefits.

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30 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
iww114.jpgThe IWW was joined by Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), Common Struggle and other allies in a lively demonstration in front of Harvard Square’s Insomnia Cookies, where striking workers are fighting back against poverty pay, zero job security and long shifts without any breaks
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29 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Boston Wobblies turn up the heat on Insomnia Cookies!
iww107.jpgOn August 22 at Harvard Square, Wobblies, students, radicals, community members, and workers from Insomnia Cookies hit the picket line hard. Roughly about forty people came out to show solidarity with workers who are struggling for better pay, better working conditions, and respect. Many passersby showed solidarity with the striking workers by offering kind words. Some even joined the picket line. When curious people found out about the disgustingly low wages, and the disrespect workers receive, they where appalled. We turned away many a customer at a time when the shop gets increased business from tourists and college students. Fast food employees across the nation are starting to resist their oppressive work situations. The staff at Insomnia Cookies has joined this common front that been developing against very exploitative corporate food chains. Wobblies are helping fast food workers to organize. We call on all workers to show solidarity with this struggle.

An Injury to One is an Injury to All !!!
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23 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Three Insomnia Workers Fired for Striking, Call for Picket and Phone Blast
Striking Insomnia Cookies workers are calling for a phone and email blast, along with a picket and rally tomorrow, to demand the reinstatement of three of their number who were fired last Sunday. The strikers, who were working at Insomnia's Harvard Square location, are also demanding a pay raise, health insurance, improved working conditions, and a halt to management interference with union organizing.

Phone numbers: (347)366-0991 and (877) 632-6654

Email addresses: chris (at) and harvard (at)

Picketing starts at noon at the Insomnia store on Mt. Auburn Street, rally at 6:00 PM.

Today the strikers released the following statement:
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21 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Wildcat Strike at Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square
Strike! Calling all Allies of Low-Wage Workers
Turn Out to Support Striking Workers at Insomnia Cookies!
Tues, Weds, and Thurs: Noon pickets at the Harvard Square location, 65 Mt
Auburn St Cambridge, MA 02138.
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20 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Harvard Union Protests Racist Layoffs at Commencement
IMG_0045.JPGMembers of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers marched at Harvard commencement to protest the racist layoffs of three of their members.
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31 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Race
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S.
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
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09 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor : Social Welfare
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