August Newsletter

NYC GMB News

New York City General Membership Branch (NYC GMB) meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Email [email protected] for location details.

Fellow Workers,

Welcome to the August 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 nycgdc@protonmail.com.

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.

Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m.: Join the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) for Prison Strike Solidarity Work Time at Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen St New York, New York), where you can make anti-repression calls, collect data on the spread of the strike, write letters to organizers inside and learn about ways we can continue to support our locked-up friends during and long after the strike ends. RSVP here.

If you cannot make IWOC's solidarity work event, please support the fellow workers who are participating in the 2018 National Prisoner Strike by donating here.

Tuesday, September 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. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].

Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.: Attend the monthly meeting of the IWW NYC GMB. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].

Saturday, October 6 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Join the Industrial Workers of the World's New York City General Membership Branch for a night of music by all-IWW acts to raise money for three current IWW campaigns organizing workers at restaurants, bakeries, and prisons in and around the five boroughs. RSVP here.

PROTESTS, PICKETS & MORE AROUND THE CITY

Thursday Mornings at 6 a.m. and Tuesday Afternoons at 3 p.m.: Join union workers on the northwest corner of 34 Street and 10 Avenue to protest greedy developers at the Hudson Yards.

Every Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Join striking Spectrum workers at these locations around the city.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Last the month, the branch co-hosted a panel with Strike Corps and DSA's Service Industry Organizing Group. The panel focused on organizing in the service industry and featured workers from House of Kava in Brooklyn, Gimme Coffee in Upstate New York, and a Wobbly from Burgerville in Portland. If you could not make it, you can find the video here.

The IWW is holding its national convention in Kansas City, Missouri, this September. The motions being discussed at the convention have been voted on using Loomio, and our branch delegates are ready to represent us in Kansas City. After the convention, Fellow Workers will vote on motions and national officers. The voting is done online, and you must sign up for Red Card in order to vote.

The IWW General Headquarters (GHQ) has created a survey to gain feedback about the union from fellow workers across the country. You can find the survey here.

ORGANIZING RESOURCES

The IWW one-pager is now available in Spanish! You can find it here. We hope to have the tri-fold, International Women's Day insert, and Janus v. AFSCME insert translated soon as well.

WHAT WOBBLIES READ & LISTEN TO

"Gonzo Socialism," Jacobin

"Unionizing the Service Industry: Democratic and Worker-Led", Barista Magazine

"Capitalism Efficient? We Can Do So Much Better," The Gaurdian

"It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs," New York Times