Juan Conatz

Shotgun organizing - John O'Reilly & Juan Conatz

John O'Reilly and Juan Conatz talk about 'shotgun organizing' which they define as an individualized way of thinking every problem needs to be solved in the most intense and forceful fashion possible, regardless of whether or not it can be handled differently or of the effects on a workplace organizing committee.

Contemporary IWW slang & lingo

A glossary of currently used, mostly in the Twin Cities, IWW slang and lingo.

Iowa Radical History blog update + idea for project on Dubuque Packing Company

A repost from another blog I run, with a personal update and an idea for a project about the Dubuque Packing Company, a large meat processing plant that once employed 3,500 people, until its decline and eventual closure, in 2001.

Personal issues with 'writer's block' - Juan Conatz

Juan Conatz goes over some reasons for his personal problems with being able to write, exploring underlying reasons behind the 'writer's block'.

Developing the IWW’s direct unionism politics

An article by Juan Conatz replying to some of the Direct Unionism discussion paper responses.

Review of Fighting for ourselves

Juan Conatz reviews a new pamphlet by Solidarity Federation. We’re excited about the new pamphlet. You can read excerpts from it here.

Reviving an old tradition of educating IWW agitators: Work Peoples College

A reportback of the IWW's Work Peoples College, a week long workshop and training event meant to spread skills and share experiences within the union.

AAUD/AAUD-E reader

A reader I compiled from various texts online of the AAUD/AAUD-E.

Building branch culture: Mesaba and Red November, Black November

Mesaba Co-Op Park

An article I wrote about two Twin Cities IWW branch events in 2011. Was originally intended for The Organizer, but was never used, so I'm posting it here.

No-strike clauses and the IWW

Juan Conatz on no-strike clauses, how they became common, what previous Wobblies thought of them and why they are bad for the IWW.