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Organizing Work provides a platform for workers to talk about their workplace campaign struggles, from their own perspective. In addition, we do investigative reporting, and commentary pieces on the challenges workers and unions face today. Support them at: https://www.patreon.com/organizingwork

Campus Organizers Push for More Faculty and Fewer Police

Organizing Work talks with members of South Sound General Education Union of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) about their recent organizing campaigns. This past February, the  South Sound General Education Union (SSGEU) appears to...

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

A member of the IWW critiques a recent piece in Jacobin that argues for socialist leadership of existing labor unions. In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership...

Citizen Participation vs Class Power: On Community Organizing

Ray Valentine on Organizing Work talks about the limitations of the community organizing model. About five years ago, after a friend told me about a flyer he had seen taped to a tree near my...

You Can’t Hide From Class Struggle: The Campaign at Smiling Bear Café

Gaby recounts the story of an organizing campaign at a café in Montréal, where baristas successfully negotiated a raise and benefits. Workers initially avoided identifying as a union, and framed themselves as trying to...

Candy Store Workers Speak Out

This essay, about organizing at a popular candy store in Halifax called Freak Lunchbox, was distributed yesterday among local cafés and retail establishments by the K’jipuktuk – Halifax IWW. It was written by former employees of the...

“It’s Up To Us”: A Reflection on the LAUSD Strike and Contract with Striking...

Tammy Matz has been an LAUSD public school teacher for almost eighteen years and currently teachers third grade at Melrose Elementary school, while also serving as that school’s UTLA Chapter Chair (the equivalent of...

Wobcast #2: Proof of Concept

The Wobcast is a brand new podcast from the Organizing Work website, which details contemporary workplace organizing campaigns from a revolutionary perspective. http://organizing.work/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WobcastEpisode2.mp3 In the second episode of our podcast, Marianne Garneau argues that the Stardust...

Pickets Hold the Line After Back-To-Work Legislation

Union members and community supporters across Canada have been organizing militant and effective pickets at Canada Post facilities ever since legislation came down on Monday making strikes by Canada Post workers themselves illegal. Vancouver, Hamilton,...

Postal Strike: Pickets & Workplace Occupations Spread in Canada

What follows are two reports from the website Organizing Work, which is dedicated to advancing the revolutionary politics of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as well as "solidarity unionism." The following two...