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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 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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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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Don’t Quit, Strike! A letter from an Insomnia Union member to Insomnia workers everywhere

Have an Insomnia Cookies in your town? Please consider printing out the following letter from an Insomnia employee entitled “Don’t Quit, Strike!” Make five to ten copies, and hand-deliver them to Insomnia workers at your nearest location. Take a moment … Continue reading

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The Wobblies — another way forward for low-wage workers?

The Wobblies — another way forward for low-wage workers? By Chris Longenecker October 4, 2013 http://wagingnonviolence.org/ With next to no planning and little experience with labor law or direct action, all four workers on the late-night shift at the Insomnia … Continue reading

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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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