fast food

The Detroit Woolworth's sitdown strike, 1937 - Marc Norton

Detroit Woolworth's sitdown strikers

A short history of the sit-in strike of women workers at Woolworth's in Detroit, which shook the nation and helped galvanise a militant working class movement which won big gains in pay and conditions.

The toughest skin - Liberté Locke

A great, short article by Liberté Locke demonstrating the differing experiences one can have at work, based on issues of identity.

Jimmy John's Workers Picket in Baltimore

On October 19th, members of the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union picketed their workplace to demand the rehiring of a worker who was targeted for his union membership.

Baltimore Jimmy John’s workers stop work, march on boss

On August 22nd, Jimmy John’s workers in Baltimore engaged in a short work stoppage and marched on the boss to demand the right to organize without retaliation.

Baltimore Jimmy John's workers announce IWW membership, present demands to management

A Jimmy John's Workers Union-IWW campaign has gone public in Baltimore, Maryland.

Whose strike?

An article about the Fight For 15 campaign, and how radicals should relate to it.

Brazil World Cup 2014: workers' deaths, racism, gentrification, and cultural terrorism

A brief look at the deaths of four construction workers at the World Cup 2014 stadium construction sites, and at several other scandals associated with next summer's tournament, FIFA, event organisers, and the Brazilian political elite.

Can fast food organising breathe new life into a dying labour movement?

A piece on the recent fast food campaigns launched by SEIU – their origins, means, and prospects for revitalizing the labor movement in the U.S.

Fight Forward: Why the Fast Food Strikes Are Important to Housing Justice

As the fast food strikes heat up, there are a lot of reasons housing justice activists should come out to support them.

Fast food unionism: the unionization of McDonald’s and the McDonaldization of unions

IWW organizer Erik Forman gives a broad background of the fast food industry, business union tactics, and draws out some directions that an autonomous movement of fast food workers could take to remedy the issues he identifies.