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ftony
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Nov 30 2006 10:00
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NC

north carolina?

violencia.prole...
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Nov 30 2006 20:42
ftony wrote:
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north carolina?

Yes.

Catch 22
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Dec 1 2006 06:24
violencia.proletariat wrote:
ftony wrote:
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north carolina?

Yes.

I'm surprised by this. NC has some definite anarcho presence iirc.

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Bubbles
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Dec 4 2006 01:37

Branch: SF Bay Area
I.U.: 630 Entertainment Workers

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Dec 4 2006 03:05

Branch: Ottawa-Outaouais GMB
Industry: Last was construction, currently unemployed, next to be health, hopefully

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Dec 5 2006 08:32

I cut out what was sposed to be a private message.

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Dec 9 2006 04:26

Branch: Pittsburgh GMB
Industry: IU 660 (460 proper)
Favorite Wobbly Song: Who Let the Cats Out?! (in progress)

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Dec 11 2006 10:18
pghwob wrote:
Favorite Wobbly Song: Who Let the Cats Out?! (in progress)

Please tell me that's not to the tune of "Who let the dogs out?"...

ftony
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Dec 11 2006 11:52

i hope so grin

antifa
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Dec 11 2006 18:52

Branch: Edmonton Area
Industry: Unemployed/Student

Mill City Polski
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Dec 19 2006 00:42

Branch: Mill City/Pig's Eye GMB
Industry: 620

pgh2a
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Dec 19 2006 02:54
Mill City Polski wrote:
Branch: Mill City/Pig's Eye GMB
Industry: 620

There's no branch with that name of which I am aware. I'm not familar with the place. So where are you from?

-- "The humorless one"

ftony
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Dec 19 2006 13:58

mill city, according to google maps, is a small town/village near portland, oregon. perhaps it's a part of portland GMB

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Dec 19 2006 20:16

I think that's Minneapolis but I'm not totally sure.

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Dec 19 2006 20:24

My second guess would be chicago....

Mill City Polski
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Dec 19 2006 23:52

Twin Cities GMB. That's Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN - past home of the IWW's AWO and present location of some of the hardest working Wobblies that I know.

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Dec 20 2006 19:54

Branch: Twin Cities GMB
Industry: IU 560 Telecomm
Dual Card: CWA
Cmtee: Work Peoples College
Favorite Wob(besides Mill City Polski): Frank Little
Favorite IWW Strike: Mesabi Range 1916
Runner-up: IWW-initiated direct action during 2005 AMFA Strike
Best IWW spin-off: IUAW
Fav IWW singer: Shannon Murray

Revolutionary Solidarity!

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Dec 21 2006 00:40

Hello Kdog! Your favorite piecard here...

I'm glad FW Shannon Murray is getting a good Wobbly reception where she goes. I greatly enjoyed a concert she was at with FW Anne Feeney a few months ago here.

I'll add a few things, cause I like your form design.

Favorite Wob (of the past): tough call...I do have a certain fondness for Ben H. Williams, Ralph Chaplin, the "Saint" and Ben Fletcher...but I'll go with Big Bill. Two old timers I like who are still around are FWs Halonen and J. Cedervall in Cleveland. Frank Little was no slouch, either.

Favorite IWW Strike: The Pgh quickie safety strike of 2004 at the East End Co-op. Many good job conditioning stories which are not strikes, too.

Best IWW spin-off: there ain't no substitute for the real thing.

Worst IWW spin-off: the Detroit IWW.

Fave IWW singer: FW U. Utah Phillips

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Dec 21 2006 08:29

I like that too.

Favorite Old Wob(besides Mill City Polski and Pghwob): William Trautman
Favorite IWW action: several CCU job actions (2004? 05?)
Runner-up: Sick out at a job I worked at a few years ago, and a slowdown at another
Best IWW spin-off: The Pittsburgh GMB (ha!)
Worst IWW spin-off: The Portland GMB (haha!)
Fav IWW singer: FW Utah Phillips, FW Wil from Mpls
Fav thing the union as a whole does: the OTC
Least fav thing the union as a whole does: the email list
Fav Wobbly song: We Have Fed You All For A Thousand Years

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Dec 21 2006 14:28
Nate wrote:
Favorite Old Wob(besides Mill City Polski and Pghwob): William Trautman

He did some good work, but I came across some stuff in Pittsburgh about him, and did some more looking, and he appears to have been quite insane (leveling all sorts of accusations for the DeLeonist paper that Big Bill was in bed with the Lawrence mill owners). Best just to subscribe him to the e-mail lists. wink

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Dec 21 2006 15:41

you guys who mention the job actions/sickies etc. - you write them up? we'd love to have them in our library (I've been meaning to stick in the IWW starbucks union ladder action)

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Dec 21 2006 16:03

John,

Here's an article on the 2005 AMFA strike, including IWW participation:

http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=3236&search_text=Skies%20Unite

petey
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Dec 21 2006 16:31

favorite old wob: wesley everest
2nd favorite old wob: honus wagner

ftony
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Dec 21 2006 16:38
newyawka wrote:
favorite old wob: wesley everest
2nd favorite old wob: honus wagner

god people had such cool names in the olden days

petey
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Dec 21 2006 16:42

favorite olden days name: isambard kingdom brunel
(not a wob, so far as i know)

edit: sorry, this is one thread that's stayed on-topic, and i don't mean to derail it. but that guy's name is too good.

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Dec 21 2006 20:43
newyawka wrote:
favorite old wob: wesley everest
2nd favorite old wob: honus wagner

While I have heard rumours that Honus Wagner was an IWW member, I doubt they are accurate. I'd be interested in seeing a source. Probably more accurate that former Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was an IWW in his youth.

Wagner did work in the coal mining industry before he joined the professional leagues -- and perhaps during the off-season initially. But that was around 1902, a few years before the IWW started. Perhaps he was a UMWA member, or even involved with some national affiliate of the Western Federation of Miners before the Pirates?

ftony
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Dec 21 2006 21:23

dude, you just shattered our dreams sad wink

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Dec 22 2006 15:26
ftony wrote:
dude, you just shattered our dreams sad :wink:

IT'S TRUE cry cry

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Dec 23 2006 22:59
Nate wrote:
Fav thing the union as a whole does: the OTC
Least fav thing the union as a whole does: the email list

Now that's an interesting question...

Favorite thing the IWW does: has the "walking" delegates, organizes not just the job but the worker

Least favorite thing: organizes the worker but not enough to organize the job! wink

(That mostly goes for the folks who like to feel all warm and fuzzy and radical for holding a red card - primarily found in IU620, I have to say. Unfortunately, some union members reinforce this)

Speaking of the OTC, when you're out this way, perhaps you can swing by and help me with a organizing presentation for our many new members!

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Dec 24 2006 14:25
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Speaking of the OTC, when you're out this way, perhaps you can swing by and help me with a organizing presentation for our many new members!

...then come to Emdonton for the same thing?