The Organizer - Twin Cities IWW

Archive of issues of The Organizer, the regular newsletter of the Twin Cities IWW branch.

The Organizer # 18

August 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:
One Day in July Festival a Success
A description of the celebration and rememberenace of the 1934 Teamster's strike in Minneapolis.
Page 1

Editorial
Editorial staff addition John O’Reilly details recent changes to the functioning of The Organizer.
Page 2

Always Low Wages
A dual-card Wobbly gives perspective on UFCW union organizing at Wal- Mart.
Page 3

AT&T Workers Still Without Contract
An AT&T worker gives an update from the inside on negotiations between the telecom giant and CWA.
Page 3

What Next?
A Wobbly comments on shortcomings of “typical” activist organizations and poses questions for future organizing.
Page 4

Organizing Tips
Anxious to start firing your boss? Get tips from Wobblies organizing in their work places.
Part 4

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The Organizer # 19

September 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:
Starbucks Barista Unjustly Fired, Demands Justice
Page 1

No Shortcuts in the Class Struggle
John O’Reilly discusses why the hard work of organizing is not avoidable, but the core of the union.
Page 2

2nd Anniversary of UMN AFSCME Strike
Annie Nonomus on the intervening period at the University of Minnesota since 2007’s AFSCME strike
Page 3

Members’ Corner
This month, Nate Holdren explains the General Executive Board (GEB) of the union.
Page 4

Value and Alienation
In the first of a series of economic articles, Erik Davis discusses the bases on which the working class fights.
Page 4

Cambodian Unions
Cambodian unions face more challenges
Page 5

Upcoming Events
What is happening in the Twin Cities’ Fighting Union.
Page 6

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The Organizer # 20

November 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

New IWW Office,Meeting Space
Steady Growth Spurs IWW To Open Space in NE Minneapolis
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Another local victory against Starbucks
Fired worker Aizze Mebrahtu gains another victory in her struggle against Starbucks.
Page 2

Workers confront Neo-Nazis in Minnesota
The IWW and other community organizations ally to confront the National Socialist Movement in Minneapolis and Austin.
Page 3

Maquiladora Workers Speaking Tour in St. Paul
The Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras visited St. Paul on their recent, IWW-sponsored speaking tour.
Page 4

Organization at the University of Minnesota
Reflections on the need and possibilities for worker organization at the University
Page 4

Upcoming Events
Our local calendar of public events
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The Organizer # 21

December 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's quarterly newsletter.

Fired, after 10 YEARS Probation
Page 1

Red November, Black November Fall Feast Great Fun; No Surprise.
Page 1

Members Corner
O’Reilly schools us on how to pay our dues
Page 3

Organizing Tip
Holdren talks up the practice of ‘Charting’ your workplace
Page 3

“Eyes on the Fries”
A public meeting focused on organizing the fast food industry.
Page 3

Largest IWW training event to date held in Twin Cities
Aaron Kocher reports on the recent “Training For Trainers” event
Page 5

Wobblies learn how to party
Space Opening Party deemed a success
Page 6

Upcoming Events
Our local calendar of public events
Page 6

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The Organizer # 24

September 2010 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Jimmy John’s Workers Form Union, Demand an End to “Wages So Low You’ll Freak”
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Editorial
Editor Angel Gardner shares her thoughts on organizing the restaurant and service industry..
Page 2

Why Organize Sandwich Shops?
Jimmy John’s worker speaks out about work conditions and organizing..
Page 3

Starbucks Baristas in Omaha Unite
Starbucks Workers Union continues to grow nationally as Omaha baristas walk off the job.
Pages 3-4

Lessons From the Shopfloor: Solidarity Against Sexism
Direct action strategies for fighting sexism and sexual harassment in your workplace.
Pages 4-5

Economic Suicide in the Service Industry
Explores the causes and effects of the recent boom of low-wage service jobs in today’s economy.
Page 5

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The Organizer # 25

PDF of the November/December 2009 issue of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Jimmy John’s Workers Union--- Here to Stay!
Page 1

Election is Only a Beginning
JJWU Fellow Worker reflects on moving forward after the election..
Page 2

Starbucks Workers Union Wins Recognition of MLK Jr. Day
After three years of actions for MLK Jr. Day, Starbucks Workers Union wins their demand!
Page 3-4

Do You Really Want to Overthrow Capitalism?
FW Nate H. addresses a frequently asked question regarding the IWW preamble and gives his
take on the moral wrongs of capitalism.

Pages 4-5

Why I’m a Wobbly
A dual-carder describes what drew him in to the IWW and why he’s sticking with the union.
Pages 5-6

Getting Schooled: Or How I Tried to Get a “Real Job”
First of a three part series about a fellow worker’s struggles as first generation college student.
Pages 6-8

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The Organizer # 26

PDF of Twin Cities IWW branch's quarterly newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Anti-Union Bills
A look at legislative attacks on workers’ rights across the U.S.
Page 3 -4

Editorial
Why we haven’t lost the fight for General Strike
Page 2

Member’s Corner
Dues: what they are and why we pay them
Page 4

May Day
International Worker’s day, past and present
Page 5-6

Jimmy John’s Workers Union
Get the full scoop on the organizing campaign
Page 6-7

Twin Cities Work People’s College
Bringing an old IWW education tool to a new office
Page 8

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