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Cops Fail to Stop Successful October 10 Picket of Insomnia Cookies
insomnia14.jpgReposted from the IWW Boston blog

On October 10, IWW members, with help from Harvard’s SLAM, the Bangladeshi Solidarity Network and the CP, picketed Insomnia Cookies’ Harvard Square location. Ridiculous numbers of Cambridge cops attempted to order protesters off the sidewalk to absolutely no effect. Picketers stood firm in their determination to expose Insomnia’s shocking labor practices and pressure the company to adopt a neutral stance towards union organizing.
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11 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Police and Prisons
Don’t Quit, Strike! A Letter from an Insomnia Union Member to Insomnia Workers Everywhere
The following letter was written by a member of the Insomnia Workers Union, who are currently on strike against Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square. For more information see the Boston IWW blog and Boston Indymedia's previous coverage of the strike.
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08 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Boston Bus Drivers on Wildcat Strike
1375964_684950348183160_535105802_n.jpgThe Boston School Department announced today that bus drivers are conducting an "illegal" work stoppage. It remains unclear how many drivers are participating in the strike, but the number appears to be substantial.

The bus drivers, members of United Steelworkers of America local 8751, list multiple grievances on their Facebook page, including short paychecks, forced off-the-clock work, harassment by school officials, violation of the terms of the union's contract, and more. Since September the bus drivers have been employed by Veolia Transportation, who took over the contract from 1st Student.
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08 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Gay Nazis for Jesus Invade Witch City
We wish we were kidding, but no. White-supremacist gay folk musician Douglas Pearce is touring the East Coast with his band Death in June. They're stopping in Salem of all places. At the Old Town Hall no less, a venue managed by fundamentalist Christian "liberal arts" school Gordon College.

The show is scheduled for Thursday, September 19. More information about Pearce and Death in June can be found at http://libcom.org/library/death-in-june-a-nazi-band

UPDATE 9/14: CBS reports that the show has been canceled. Nice work everyone!

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/salem-police-to-beef-up-patrols-fo/
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11 Sep 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race
Tent City Resisting Roslindale Foreclosure, Help Needed!
City Life/Vida Urbana is urging everyone available to come to a Tent City in Roslindale to block the foreclosure of Olivé Hendricks' home. The address is 21 Pinedale Road.

Fannie Mae, the mortgage holder on Hendricks' property, has obtained a court order allowing them to evict Hendricks and his family with no notice, in contrast to the 48 hours that are usually required.

Shortly before 3PM today moving trucks and police were spotted approaching the Hendricks' house. At 5PM CLVU organizers texted supporters saying there was still time and that they would be there into the evening. Boston luminaries Carlos Arredondo and Mel King, along with several local politicians, are at the scene or have visited.

Yesterday CLVU released the following statement:
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22 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Organizing
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) insomniacookies.com and harvard (at) insomniacookies.com

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
95 Days Out The 2013 Boston Anarchist Bookfair is Coming!
November 10-11, 2013 (show on the 9th)

Are you as excited as we are? We'll be at Simmons College again, sponsored
by their wonderful Progressive Librarians Guild.
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06 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Organizing : Politics
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