retail and food

New York: EZ supply workers go IWW

Deep in the gritty, industrial district of North Brooklyn/Queens, 15 workers of EZ Supply started the new year right by marching to their workplace and demanding that their highly abusive boss sign a petition recognizing the IWW as their union.

Union steward sacked for wearing a union badge

Retail outlet Dunnes has achieved a new low in union-bashing by sacking shop steward Joanne Delaney in November 2005 for wearing a union badge.

Workers at third US Starbucks go union

In New York City at the end of last year Starbucks baristas and supporters wearing union pins and hats surrounded the store manager at the Union Square location in Manhattan tonight to announce their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union.

Anti church movement demonstration in Hyde Park - Karl Marx

Contemporary illustration of a riot in Hyde Park, 1866

An account by Karl Marx of a demonstration in Hyde Park, London, against a proposed ban on Sunday trading on June 24, 1855.

Tesco fuel drivers to strike over jobs

Transport workers delivering fuel to Tesco forecourts are to stage a two-day strike in a row over jobs.

Collectives in the Spanish revolution - Gaston Leval

Detailed account of worker-controlled agriculture, industry and public services in revolutionary Spain during the civil war.

Sabotage in a food factory

A short account of a brief and minor rebellion of three bottle stackers, by Patrick, a palletizer.

Worker sabotage in a Honolulu pineapple factory

Everyday sabotage and work-reduction in a Hawaii pineapple plant, by Lance, a pineapple packer.

Worker resistance at a liquor company

An account of resistance at a closing-down alcoholic drinks company by Roy, a shipping clerk.

58 year-old Asda worker sacked for buying rolls

Fran Edwards, a 58-year-old employee of ASDA in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has been sacked for buying some cut-price rolls and having £3 of her own cash in her pocket.