workplace activity

Some editions of Communication Worker - 1987-88

'Christmas is cancelled' headline

Here are seven editions of the bulletin produced by the rank-and-file postal workers' group Communication Workers Group.

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

An interesting interview with two workers in the Curzon Cinema group who have been involved in a recent campaign for unionisation and the living wage.

Strike: a live history, 1887-1971 - Robert Leeson

A great set of short, first person accounts of strike action and industrial disputes from a broad range of workers from the late 19th to late 20th century is, compiled by Robert Leeson.

Work to rule

An account by a Starbucks Workers Union organizer of a successful work-to-rule.

How I got fired and won my job back

An article from an IWW organizer about his organizing that led to his being fired and returned to work.

Being a woman organizer isn’t easy

Wob women at a picket in Brooklyn, 2007.

An article by Luz Sierra about the gendered expectations she has faced within her family and culture.

Just say no

A short of account of a low-level direct action - a collective refusal to undertake a certain aspect of work - that occurred at a small language school.

An account of winning reinstatement for a suspended worker

A short account from a friend of ours of how he and his colleagues managed to get a member of staff who had been suspended on disciplinary grounds reinstated.

Lessons from small shop organizing

A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities. Lou Rinaldi talks about what happened at a former job of his in this piece.