General Membership Branch (GMB) meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.
Email [email protected] for location details.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR NOVEMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20Fellow Workers,
Welcome to the October edition of our e-newsletter! Feedback and collaboration are always encouraged. Simply reply to this email with comments or questions.
In addition to the events listed here, you can always check the Google Calendar of the NYC General Defense Committee (GDC) for more happenings. If you would like to submit radical events in and around New York City to the calendar, email details to [email protected].
UPCOMING BRANCH EVENTSEvery day at various times: We need Fellow Workers to participate in consumer education. Please email FW Frank if you would like to sign up for a shift. We have also started a Slack to coordinate our consumer education shifts - please email Frank if you would like to get added to our channel.
Saturday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.: The IWW NYC GMB, in coalition with the NYU FARE Food Collective, will act in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and hold a boycott Wendy’s solidarity action. We will meet outside Wendy’s at 650 Broadway in Manhattan to educate the public about the Fair Food Program and Wendy’s refusal to join. RSVP and learn more here. If you would like to help with logistics or promotion please reach out to FWs Arvind or Jeremy.
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28: The Buffalo General Membership Branch is holding an Organizer Training 101. Register here.
Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Attend an orientation for new members of the NYC GMB. The orientation will take place prior to our monthly branch meeting and acquaint you with the history of the IWW, current NYC GMB campaigns, rules for how the monthly meeting proceeds, and more. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].
Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m.: Attend the monthly meeting of the IWW NYC GMB. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].
PROTESTS, PICKETS & MORE AROUND THE CITYSaturday, October 27 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Join our allies, the Democratic Socialists of America, for Sing in Solidarity: Open Sing with DSA Chorus. RSVP here.
Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m.: Join labor, food, and community leaders at the 2018 Brandworkers Awards Dinner. Purchase tickets or volunteer here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThe Wobfest was a huge success! Thank you to all FWs who helped organize the event! We raised nearly $1000, and combined it with a donation from the NYC GMB to donate $500 each to Brandworkers, Stardust Family United, and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC). Video coming soon.
Branch officer nominations took place at the October monthly meeting, but are still open until the November meeting where voting will take place. Please check the October meeting minutes to go over who has been nominated. If you would like to make a nomination or express interest in a position, please make it known over the listserv or Signal loop.
WHAT WOBBLIES READ“Marriott Hotel Employees on Strike in Eight US Cities” USA Today
“The Tolls of Activism: What Happened to the Striking Prisoners and Their Concerns?” NPQ
No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age by Jane McAlevey