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Freshii Union Busting Continues; Workers Picket

Freshii Workers’ Union members and supporters staged a picket today to demand an end to abuses by Freshii franchise owner Peter Irie. The assembled group demanded that Irie re-hire illegally fired workers, cease union-busting tactics and attacks on union supporters, … Continue reading

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Help Needed for IWW Freshii Workers’ Union Organizers

http://may1chicago.wix.com/helpalison Last month, Freshii workers at 200 A Randolph in Chicago marched on their boss to demand the return of nearly $2,000 in stolen wages and union recognition. Of the two demands, the stolen wages were returned to the workers. … Continue reading

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IWW Freshii Phone Zap – Demand Marcos is Rehired after Illegal Firing and Demand Recognition of IWW Freshii Workers Union!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION SOLIDARITY NEEDED! IWW Freshii Phone Zap – Demand Marcos is Rehired after Illegal Firing and Demand Recognition of IWW Freshii Workers Union! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/792137417476502/ (invite all your friends!) IWW Freshii Workers Page: https://www.facebook.com/FreshiiUnion640 For those … Continue reading

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Chicago Freshii workers demand unpaid wages and IWW recognition

On Friday August 1st, a group of workers employed at a franchised Freshii restaurant located at 200 w Randolph in the Chicago loop marched on their boss to demand unpaid wages, an end to wage theft practices, and union recognition … Continue reading

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Statement on May Day Arrests

It is the official position of the Chicago branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) that the actions of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the marshals affiliated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Illinois Coalition … Continue reading

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Chicago Educational Workers Industrial Network presents: Granito de Arena- a documentary about the struggle of teachers in Mexico

Chicago Educational Workers Industrial Network presents: Granito de Arena- a documentary about the struggle of teachers in Mexico that looks so similar to what is happening in Chicago Corregated Films Jill Freidberg May 10th 1-4pm Rudy Lozano Library, Pilsen 1805 … Continue reading

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Railroad Workers Unite in Chicago Chicago is known as the place where the nation’s railroads meet. And last weekend, the city also became the meeting spot for about 40 of the country’s most progressive and activism-driven railroad union workers when … Continue reading

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Mobile Rail Workers win NLRB election

Thursday August 15th 2013: Mobile Rail Workers Union win the NLRB Election 17 -5! The Margin is so wide that the 3 contested ballots were not needed! Now the employer has 7 days to challenge the results. After the 7 … Continue reading

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Mobile Rail Picket

August 1, Western and 14th Outside Union Pacific Global 1 yard

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Mobile Rail Workers on ULP Strike!

For Immediate Release Contact: Sam Green, 773-728-0996, ghq@iww.org Rail Service Workers Go on Strike Demanding an End to Illegal Firings From July 26th to 29th, Management at Mobile Rail Solutions fired three workers actively engaged in unionizing efforts. The termination … Continue reading

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