Category Archives: Sweatshops

BOSTON IWW KEEPS UP THE PRESSURE ON INSOMNIA COOKIES

On 9/21/13, Insomnia Cookies strikers Jonathan and Niko were joined by other members of the Boston IWW, as well as Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), and Boston University’s SLAP in a lively picket that kept many customers from buying … Continue reading

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2 hour picket @ Insomnia Cookies as strike continues, 8/29/13, all fotos by FW Le Le Lechat

Wobblies and allies keep up the pressure on an employer which is facing a strike by workers over lack of break time, sub-minimum wages, and the right to form a union.  

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Contribute to Fund for Suspended IWW Organizer Tasia!

Tasia was suspended without pay for a month by Insomnia Cookies in retaliation for standing up for herself and co-workers on the job. She has attended IWW Organizer Training and has been building the union in her store. As a … 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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