• September 10, 2019 by

    The law firm Simpson, Thacher, and Bartlett has represented just about every major company in the US at one time or another including Facebook, GM, and Google. Now one of their recently retired partners, Jamie Gamble, has had a brainstorm. Mr. Gamble has come to the conclusion that corporate executives are “legally obligated to act… Read more

  • Think it Over

    July 21, 2019 by

    The following was written by Tim Acott a member of the Portland, Oregon IWW. Solidarity Working people have only one real option in today’s economy. We have to resist, with all our might, the big-business program of further and deeper poverty for working people. For the first time in modern history, profits are going up… Read more

  • Worker Management is the Only Ethically Justified Management

    June 28, 2019 by

    By Maria Garcia The only way to ensure the economy works for the majority of the people is to allow the people to manage the economy democratically. We in the IWW believe this is what unions are for: Gaining democratic control of the economy by gaining democratic control of the individual workplaces that make up… Read more

  • Let’s Roll: An RPG Guide to Organizing Characters

    June 27, 2019 by

    In a roleplaying game, we get to choose the kind of character we want to be, like a fighter, a mage, or a bard. We decide our character’s defining traits. And we get to work with other players to decide on the makeup of our party–­­characters who are good at lockpicking, healing, stealth, combat. We… Read more

  • Game Industry Campaign Postmortem

    June 25, 2019 by

    This is the story of my first attempt at organizing in the game industry. Ultimately, it was a failed attempt. No direct action was taken and we never went public. But things were tried that worked and didn’t work, and I’d like to pass those lessons along. This story starts in the spring of 2018… Read more

  • An Interview with Heather Mayer

    June 24, 2019 by

    By Hannah Hopkins Heather Mayer is an instructor of History at Portland Community College and a scholar of American social justice movements. She received a PhD from Simon Fraser University. Her book Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924, published by Oregon State University Press… Read more

  • Notes from the Field

    June 21, 2019 by

    By James Smith The United Auto Workers have been trying for years to crack the notoriously anti-union South by organizing at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2014, after a ridiculously strong and blatantly illegal anti-union campaign which saw the participation of federal and local politicians, the UAW narrowly lost a union election. Afterward,… Read more

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