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The committee in action - Phinneas Gage

In this article Phinneas Gage describes how workers at Canada Post have organized themselves, and the ups and downs and risks of organizing.

Credit crunched – working in financial services during the 2008-2009 crash

This article comes from a comrade who is a member of the Solidarity Federation in the UK. He describes the article as “An account of working for a credit company during the financial crisis, as well as workers’ attempts to resist speed-ups and workload increases.”

The Bolshevik myth: diary 1920-1922 - Alexander Berkman

This book provides first-hand documentation of events in the Soviet Union when the Civil War was ending and Bolshevik regime was consolidating its position. The author was an American anarchist of Russian origin deported to Russia in 1919. The book is based on his diaries written between 1919-21.

Prison memoirs of an anarchist - Alexander Berkman

Autobiographical prison account of Russian émigré anarchist Alexander Berkman who was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for the attempted assassination of an industrialist who massacred striking workers.

Occupy Everything, and Everything for Everyone

Blog post about Occupy Wall Street, deportation, and demands.

Holding the line: informal pace setting in the workplace

Juan Conatz recalls an experience working in a warehouse which was trying to increase productivity and the resistance that some of his co-workers responded with.

On Contracts

An article by Phinneas Gage dealing with collective bargaining agreements between a small shop and the Canadian postal workers union.

The shoe nazi

This is a story about race, class, and poverty, from a friend who writes a blog anonymously as Invisible Man.

Caring: a labor of stolen time

Our friend Jennifer Ng wrote this about her job and her organizing at a nursing home. It deals with a lot of issues about the commodification of life and of death under capitalism as well as issues of race on the job, and the specifics of caring work.

My body, my rules: a case for rape and domestic violence survivors becoming workplace organizers

Liberté Locke, a Starbucks Workers Union organizer, writes about how violence at work and in our personal lives are similar, how domestic abusers and bosses use the same techniques of control and that we need to fight both.