Industrial Worker – Issue #1754, April 2013

Headlines:

* Wobblies Organize, Strike At Nonprofit In Minneapolis

* Grand Rapids Call Center Workers Win Union Election

* 100 Million Workers Go On General Strike In India

Features:

* When Child Care Workers Fought Back

* Special: Requiem For A Campaign

* OBU & Horizontal Worker Cooperatives In Texas

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1753, March 2013

Headlines:
* Solidarity Greetings for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month
* IWW Workers Fight Wage Theft, Abuse At Portland Restaurant
* Grand Rapids Call Center Goes Wobbly
* Factory In Greece Under Workers’ Control

Features:
* How Can Your IWW Branch Fight Patriarchy?
* Special: Women’s Struggles Celebrated Through Song
* Analysis: Anti-Assimilation, Radical Queer Tendencies & Class Struggle

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1749, October 2012

Headlines:
* For The Works: Report From The 2012 IWW General Convention
* Solidarity With Murdered South African Miners
* Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike In North Carolina

Features:
* The NCAA: The Boss’s Dream, The Worker’s Nightmare
* Workers’ Power: A Look At Wobblies And Unfair Labor Practices
* Class, Struggle And The State

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Industrial Worker – Issue #1748, September 2012

Industrial Worker – Issue #1748, September 2012

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Headlines:
* Work People’s College: Reviving An Old Tradition Of Educating IWW Agitators
* Milwaukee Pizza Factory Workers Strike
* Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike In North Carolina

Features:
* Self-Employment, Or The Illusion Of Freedom
* International Solidarity: Spotlight On Africa

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Headlines:

* Workers Win Big at New York Restaurant Supplier
* Bay Area Couriers Fight for Living Wage
* Kansas City Sandwich Shop Workers Organize

Features:

* Special: Report from the 2011 General Convention
* Interview: Joe Burns on “Reviving the Strike
* The Beginnings Of Revolutionary Unionism In Romania

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Headlines:

* Egypt: Labor Unrest Was ‘Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back’
* Starbucks Workers Declare New Union Shop in NYC, Celebrate MLK Day Victory
* Rage Against the Machine Supports Guitar Workers’ Strike
* Solidarity Against Sexism on the Shop Floor

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* Celebrating A Rich Tradition of Women in the IWW
* 100 Years Later: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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Ottawa Drops Charges Against Panhandler Organizer

From the Industrial Worker

Shortly before midnight on April 30, 2008, police arrested Ottawa IWW Panhandlers’ Union organizer Andrew Nellis and searched his bag. Inside the bag, they found several packaged locks and a lock cutter. They charged him with mischief under $5,000 and possession of break and enter tools, the latter a felony charge.

Police alleged that he planned to cut the lock off of a recently constructed fence built in the underpass on Rideau and Sussex streets in downtown Ottawa to prevent the homeless from taking shelter, socializing, and panhandling there. The underpass was the site of previous panhandler protests and meetings.

Nellis told the Industrial Worker that he wanted to replace the city’s lock with a panhandlers’ lock and then distribute key copies to Ottawa’s homeless at the May Day rally the next day.

Prosecutors have since dropped all of the charges.
Nellis’ attorney had pushed for a jury trial and said he would file a constitutional challenge to the City of Ottawa’s right to strip access to shelter on public property from its homeless population. The city had previously fenced off spots under the Mackenzie bridge near a mall and the Rideau Street-Colonel By Drive underpass.

Nellis said he was “disappointed” that the city had dropped the charges against him. He is now planning to sue the City of Ottawa for “vexatious harassment” and false arrest. Nellis spent five days at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Innes Road, a prison well known for its poor conditions. Nellis organized the prisoners to protest their “inhumane” conditions, resulting in citywide and national media coverage. The combined inside-outside pressure resulted in immediate improvements for prisoners.

He has petitioned the IWW General Defence Committee Local 6, based in Ottawa, for support in raising funds for his legal fees. To donate, send a cheque or money order to GDC Local 6, PO Box 52003, 298 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1S0, Canada.

Ottawa IWW Picket Wins $2,500

From the Industrial Worker

Ottawa-Outaouais IWW members and community supporters won $2,500 owed to member Miguel Yanes Lobaina. Lobaina, who had worked as a dishwasher before being fired, had won a Superior Court of Canada ruling on March 5 ordering Hooley’s restaurant to pay him, but it refused to comply. On August 6, 20 picketers marched in front of its doors, with IWWs holding signs saying, “Pay What’s Owed.” It took less than an hour for the owner to ask for a meeting with the picketers and sign a cheque to pay Lobaina. It didn’t bounce either.

MayDay ’08

From the Industrial Worker

“Capitalism cannot be reformed” reads the French banner of the Ottawa-
Outaouais IWW branch which came out to support the IWW Ottawa Panhandlers Union on May 1. A tea party and march to impeach the anti-panhandler Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien proceeded, despite the early morning arrest of organizer, Andrew Nellis. Protesters were thrown out of the court building before Nellis’ bail hearing. Nellis was released with minimal bail conditions.