Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI) is a nationwide, for-profit canvassing contractor which fundraises for progressive nonprofits. GCI canvassers can be seen on countless street corners in large cities and college towns, talking to folks about groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Doctors Without Borders. Despite the company’s claims of a “progressive” platform, its record of … Continue reading IWW Canvassers On Strike, Nationwide Actions in Support
Power to the Workers, Not the Opportunists
By Lindsay Mímir American labor experienced a powerful resurgence this spring. The teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona were the most visible. Additionally, 49,000 workers at the University of California launched a three-day strike. 50,000 casino workers in Las Vegas, Nevada authorized a strike, forcing hotels and casinos to negotiate new … Continue reading Power to the Workers, Not the Opportunists
Dispatch from the Picket Line
The union drive at Grassroots Campaigns Incorporated (GCI) has been nothing short of profound. Throughout months of organizing we built an unparalleled culture of resistance and solidarity and a tangible sense that we don’t need bosses to get work done. At the beginning of May we realized that something was off. May and June are … Continue reading Dispatch from the Picket Line
No More Detentions!
By Kay By the time Seattle Worker goes to press, news about our new normal, the thousands of children kidnapped by US border guards from the arms of their parents, will be several weeks old. But right now it’s fresh in our minds, a raw wound, a reminder that human cruelty can always go one … Continue reading No More Detentions!
Register for Seattle’s Organizer Training for August 18 and 19
The Seattle IWW is holding an Organizer 101 training. This training is an intensive, two-day training that will give IWW members and non-members alike the skills and tools they need to begin organizing and unionizing their workplace. You will learn what constitutes a union, how to have a one-on-one conversation with coworkers, the basics of … Continue reading Register for Seattle’s Organizer Training for August 18 and 19
The Seattle Worker: June-July 2018
The Seattle Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World is proud to release the second issue of our official publication, the Seattle Worker. Download the full issue here! This issue includes: Updates on IU650's picket against Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. by X389645 An essay about opportunism by Lindsay Mimir A call to end the imprisonment of … Continue reading The Seattle Worker: June-July 2018
Seattle IWW Endorses Nationwide Prison Strike
At last night's GMB meeting, the branch unanimously voted to endorse the upcoming National Prison Strike happening August 21 to September 9. We pledge our solidarity and support for the upcoming strike as our comrades inside risk their lives to improve their conditions and end prison slavery. You can find more information about the National … Continue reading Seattle IWW Endorses Nationwide Prison Strike