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EMERGENCY APPEAL: PLEASE MAKE A PHONE CALL IN SUPPORT OF COLIN, FIRED FOR UNION ORGANIZING
Last week IWW member Colin was fired from his job as a baker at Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square. A trained organizer, Colin was working to unionize the company, which has been dogged by charges of racism, wage theft, failure to provide breaks and retaliation against union activists. Last year Insomnia was forced to pay back wages to four IWW members illegally fired for striking. Colin is the sixth IWW member unfairly fired by the company in less than two years.
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08 Oct 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
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
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