November Newsletter


Fellow Workers,

Welcome to the November 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 below, 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 EVENTS

Every 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.

Sunday, December 5: The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), along with the Stop the Raids Coalition, is hosting their monthly Family Gathering Against the Raids. Come out for letter-writing and hat-passing for desperately needed commissary money (time and location TBD). E-mail [email protected] to RSVP.

Tuesday, December 11 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. For location details, email [email protected].

Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m.: Attend the monthly meeting of the IWW NYC GMB. For location details, email [email protected].

Saturday, January 26: IWOC is hosting a welcome home party for those who have been affected by raids. Please reach out to [email protected] if you can help out with outreach or logistics before the event (time and location TBD).


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Branch officer elections took place at the November monthly meeting, Congratulations to our new officers! FW Lou is the new Secretary, FW Z is the new Treasurer, FWs Ryan and JC are now Assistant Secretaries, and FW Liam is now Assistant Treasurer.

The branch has voted to hold on Organizer Training 101 in early 2019. Details are forthcoming, but if you would like to help organize the training, please email [email protected].

Our new IWW NYC GMB stickers are ready! Pick some up at our monthly meetings, and post them around town. Check them out on our Instagram page.


WHAT WOBBLIES READ AND LISTEN TO

Interview with General Secretary-Treasurer Travis Erickson of the IWW,” podcast. Chirbit (interview by Liss of the NYC GMB)

Labor Struggles at The New School: Strike, Wildcat, Occupation,” Organizing Work (written by Arvind of the NYC GMB)

Lessons from a Graduate Student Employees’ Union,” Organizing Work (written by Eric of the NYC GMB)

Health and Safety in a Solidarity Union,Organizing Work (written by Martha of Stardust Family United)

Class Consciousness Comes to America,” American Prospect

Trump’s NLRB Just Quietly Ruled to Make Union Pickets Illegal,” In These Times