Federation

Sometimes We Don’t Even Get to the Point of Losing

One of our members wrote this piece about his experiences trying to organize on the job.  It was originally posted here. Reading The American Worker and old Italian operaismo surveys of auto workers, it occurred to me that it would be worth documenting some of my own experiences in wage labor. We often forget how powerful […]

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Back to the Grind: SWU Southern Midwest Tour a Success

Back in March, we hosted members of the Starbucks Workers Union on their midwest tour. Here is their account of the trip. On March 19, a delegation of IWW Starbucks baristas from the Twin Cities crammed themselves into one worker’s 3-cylinder Geo Metro and set off on a journey to bring the good word of […]

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Workers in Rebellion: A May Day Event

May Day has been a significant date for many working people worldwide since the late 19th century. From the battles over the 8-hour day to the general strike, walkouts and rallies of 2006, workers have utilized May 1 to gather with each other and assert their rights. This May Day, Wild Rose Collective will be […]

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Announcing Wild Rose Collective In Iowa City, Iowa

Wild Rose Collective is an anarchist organization based out of Iowa City, Iowa. We are a small group of folks who have been involved in various projects in the immediate area for the last 3 years or so. One of those projects was Wild Rose Rebellion, which was the previous, more loose and informal incarnation […]

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Come to the Starbucks Workers Union event on March 21st!

The IWW Starbucks Workers Union: Five Years of Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below Sunday, March 21 2010 2:00Iowa City Public Library Room A Talk Description: On May 17, 2004, baristas at the 36th & Madison Starbucks announced their affiliation with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), one of the oldest unions in the […]

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