workplace activity

'Living and Dying on the Factory Floor’ - by Dave Ranney

This book is a thoughtful and easy-to-read account of the author's experiences in various industrial workplaces in the US in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

“This is overdue”: Interview with a striking General Motors worker

Striking GM workers rally in front of the Lexington Avenue plant in Rochester, N

As General Motors reaped $8.1 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million, nearly 50,000 GM workers have been on strike since Monday. While workers gave major concessions during the previous recession the company is digging in it’s heels over wages and has even cut off healthcare plans for workers. Marianne Garneau of Organizing Work interviewed Lynn, a rank-and-file UAW and Black Rose/Rosa Negra member, on strike at a components plant in Rochester.

Question of Forces: Interview on Community College Labor Struggle in Philadelphia

Anarchists in Philadelphia conducted an interview with a teacher at a community college following a successful contract fight. This interview was first published by It's Going Down.

When bosses play the victim

Image: anti-union cartoon from Saturday Night magazine, 1905

Rachel Stafford takes on bosses who claim to be bullied by worker organizing. This article first appeared on Organizing Work.

AngryWorkers: A conversation

A IWW comrade and researcher asked us questions about our local experiences and thoughts on working class organising...

Burgerville Workers Union Launches Strike As Negotiations Break Down

Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organized into the Burgerville Workers Union officially launched a strike today as negotiations with Burgerville corporate broke down, following a year of stalling and refusal on the part of bosses to address worker demands. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

Pushing: On the U in AEIOU

MK Lees describes the psychological dimensions of organizing. This article first appeared on the Organizing Work blog.

WorkersWildWest no.9

Latest issue of our workers' newspaper - an experimental building block of a political working class organisation. We distribute 2,000 copies in front of local factories, warehouses, at Heathrow airport, job centres, housing estates. Give us a hand if you are around...

Human Shields and Supermarket Managers

Max O’Donnell Savage reflects on the way ‘responsive’ human resource management uses internal labour markets and individualised welfare schemes to break up the embryonic solidarity between supermarket workers. This article was first published by Notes from Below.

Camaraderie, Affective Labour and the Union: A Hospitality Workers' Inquiry

A workers’ inquiry into hospitality and the TGI Fridays strike, examining the labour process of hospitality work, how it creates sociality among workers and how this affinity lays the groundwork for resistance. This article was first published by Notes from Below.