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Petition in Support of Bangladeshi Garment Workers Wage Increase

Since late September garment workers in Bangladesh have taken to the streets demanding an increase in the minimum wage.  So far the government and the manufactures and exporters association (BGMEA) have refused to raise the wages to a decent level.  … Continue reading

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EXPOSE THE GAP: An Open Letter to those who profit from industrial Death Traps

  Statement from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Network When the crack-strewn walls of Rana Plaza, a garment factory in Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing over twelve hundred workers—some crushed instantly, some pinned for days beneath a tomb of … Continue reading

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Solidarity Statement to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Boston General Membership Branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) sends you our greetings and our solidarity. We wish it to be known that our union branch stands with you in the Campaign for Fair Food and … Continue reading

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Boston IWW Commemorates May Day and Haymarket Day

The Boston IWW celebrated International Workers Day on May 1st and Haymarket day on May 4th this year by participating in and organizing a number of events.  The Boston IWW endorsed and participated in the many events that took place … Continue reading

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IWW Joins Hotel Meridian Picket

On Thursday April 4, at 5 pm, Le Meridien Hotel workers organizing with UNITE HERE Local 26 held a rally & march starting at Cambridge City Hall. IWW Members joined the protest in solidarity with the workers. Le Meridien is … Continue reading

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Wobbly Caroling

Several  Boston IWW members decided to spread some class consciousness along with holiday cheer this season by singing classic labor and altered Christmas songs to shoppers throughout Boston.  We started our day at Downtown Crossing in front of the Salvation … Continue reading

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Reminder: IWW meets at Boston Anarchist Bookfair, Sunday 11/11, 2:30 p.m., Simmons College

The Boston Industrial Workers of the World will hold our monthly meeting at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair, this Sunday November 11. You’re invited to check out the IWW! Please join us in room C101 (the large auditorium), at Simmons College, … Continue reading

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Labor Day Tribute to the 1912 IWW Lawrence Textile Strike: Bread & Roses Festival in Lawrence, MA

Written by: Steve Kellerman Photos by: X359515 The 27th annual Bread and Roses Festival took place in Lawrence, Mass. on Labor Day, September 3. This year’s festival was especially large and spirited in commemoration of the centennial of the Lawrence … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Bread And Roses Festival with the IWW

Join the IWW this Labor Day at the 2012 Bread and Roses festival in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The festival commemorates the Lawrence textile strike of 1912, which came to be known as the Bread and Roses strike. The strike, which was … Continue reading

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Boston Spring Resistance Blooms

Since late last winter, several months after Occupy Boston was evicted from Dewey Square, the streets of Boston have been alive with the sounds of resistance to austerity and the continued attacks on working people.  Much of the resistance began … Continue reading

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