fast food

New Zealand: Meat workers locked out for 9 weeks

New Zealand: Meat workers locked out for 9 weeks

Since 19th October meat workers at the Canterbury Meat Processors Rangitikei lamb-processing plant have been locked out by the company in a bid to force them to accept new rates of pay and changes to shift organisation, changes that amount to a massive 20% pay cut.

Keeping your job while under fire

An account of attempts to discipline a union organizer.

Direct unionism in practice: undermining service industry barriers to worker solidarity

This response is primarily written with the intention of facilitating an introduction to Direct Unionism for service workers who are very new to labour. We hope to participate in the DU discussion, and share with those interested how we have been affected by these conversations and also how we are practicing and implementing these ideas.

Pizza Hut day of action in Liverpool

Liverpool Solidarity Federation picketed two Pizza Hut branches in solidarity with the IWW day of action.

What's it like to work at McDonalds?

McDonalds Workers Resistance on what it's like to be a McDonalds employee.

The Corporation (Documentary)

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

McLibel (Documentary)

Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry. And in doing so, changed the world.

Being the bigger person

Union organizer with the IWW Starbucks Workers Union dispels the sentiment that 'being the better person' must entail living as a doormat.

Review: Peace, love & petrol bombs - DD Johnston

Steven Johns reviews DD Johnston's debut novel about revolutionary fast food workers, published by AK Press.

The Organizer # 24

The Organizer # 24

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