A spontaneous strike at Insomnia Cookies has sparked a militant union drive by the Industrial Workers of the World. The IWW has compelled Insomnia to award thousands of dollars in back pay to workers fired for going on strike, and has forced the company to lift the unpaid suspension of a union organizer. Insomnia has been made to post a notice pledging not to retaliate against workers for union activity, and rescind a policy that prevented employees from discussing their jobs and working conditions. The union’s goal is to organize the boutique cookie business. Find out why IWW’s say direct action gets the goods! Speakers will include strikers and worker/organizers on the front lines of the fight against exploitation and poverty pay. The event takes place this Saturday, 4/12, starting at 7:30 pm, at Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place <https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Encuentro+5&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=us&hq=encuentro+5&hnear=0x89e370a5cb30cc5f:0xc53a8e6489686c87,Cambridge,+MA&cid=16219202531438979023&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A>, Suite 2A, Boston (at Park St T and two blocks from Downtown Crossing). The Facebook event is here <https://www.facebook.com/events/265605353620998/?source=1>. Read all about the strike & organizing drive here <http://iwwboston.org/tag/insomnia-cookies/> .