Category Archives: Insomnia Cookies Strike & Union Drive

Video from 3/14/14 Picket at Insomnia Cookies After Tasia Edmonds Was Suspended On 3/9/14 Insomnia Cookies suspended IWW Organizer Tasia Edmonds without pay for a month, in retaliation for her union activity. This video documents the 3/14/14 picket that the … Continue reading

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Days After Settlement, Pickets Return to Insomnia Cookies

Days After Settlement, Pickets Return to Insomnia Cookies by Jake Carman Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August of 2013. On Friday March 14, two … Continue reading

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IWW’s & Allies PIcket for Suspended Wobbly Organizer Tasia Edmonds, at Insomnia Cookies on Comm Ave

On March 14, IWW members and allies held a spirited picket for union organizer Tasia Edmonds, suspended without pay for a month in retaliation for her union activity by Insomnia Cookies. The IWW enjoyed the support of members of Resist … Continue reading

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FRIDAY 3/14, 7 PM, EMERGENCY PICKET, PLUS PHONE & EMAIL ZAP! DEFEND IWW ORGANIZER TASIA EDMONDS!

Insomnia Cookies has suspended IWW Organizer Tasia Edmonds w/o pay for a month, falsely claiming she was “unprofessional” and neglecting to serve her any formal written notice. You’re invited to take action against union-busting by the boutique cookie business. Join … Continue reading

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INSOMNIA STRIKERS WIN BACK PAY, COMPANY MUST POST NOTICE, AGREE NOT TO RETALIATE FOR UNION ACTIVITY!

“…Something told me to stand up for what I believe in. To me, this victory was worth every bit of the struggle.” – Jonathan Peña, IWW member and Insomnia Cookies Striker. Four workers at Insomnia Cookies’ Cambridge store went on strike … Continue reading

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IWW MEETS SUNDAY March 9th, 2 PM, 9 HAMILTON PLACE SUITE 2A, BOSTON

The IWW is a member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy … Continue reading

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IWW Organizer Training!

The Boston IWW will hold an Organizer Training, Saturday March 8, starting at 11 am. at Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Suite 2A, Boston, steps from the Park St. MBTA Stop and 2 blocks from Downtown Crossing. This event is … Continue reading

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Wobs & Allies Hold 2 Rallies to Protest Brutality by Cambridge Police

This weekend the IWW held two separate actions in Harvard Square to protest the Cambridge Police’s 11/14/13 attack on our legal picket at Insomnia Cookies, where the union is conducting an organizing drive. Cambridge cops swarmed our picket, assaulted and … Continue reading

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Insomnia Cookies Brings Police Assault Down on Legal Picket

Last night the Cambridge Police swarmed a totally legal picket of Insomnia Cookies, demanded we shut down our PA (which we did), then attacked, punched, bloodied, threw on the trunk of a car, threw on the ground and dragged away … Continue reading

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Video from 11/7/14 Insomnia Cookies Picket

Insomnia Striker Jonathan Pena, and Tommy Mendes, suspended without pay and then fired after he told his boss he was an IWW member, explain the struggle for justice and a union at Insomnia Cookies. With support from Boston University’s Student … Continue reading

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