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Around the Union: Up-to-date New Jersey and Seattle

par FNB

For more information and details, and how to lend a hand, please see the original article in the edition #1767 of Industrial Worker.

English version follows

New Jersey - There has been success in organizing restaurants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Meetings were held to organize direct actions against workplace safety issues in a particular restaurant. Furthermore, local workers campaign leaflets in area rubber factories, hoping to help them organize against particularly miserable working conditions.

Seattle - Workers at Central Co-op, an organic food cooperative owned by its consumers, are actively engaged in getting a fired comrade rehired for not paying for a bag of crisps $1,99, despite his impeccable service since 10 years. Unionized staff, consisting of 11 Wobblies, and several United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), delivered a petition highlighting "inconsistent and inhuman" work policies to the management of the cooperative. The workers also organized a community call session to inform the consumer-owners of the cooperative of current work policies..

“Around the Union: NJ & Seattle Updates” – FNB

For more information and details, and how to help out, please read the original article in Industrial Worker, #1767.

New Jersey – There has been major success in organizing restaurants in the Philadelphia metro area. Meetings for direct actions against chronic workplace safety issues at one restaurant are taking place. Additionally, workers in the area are leafleting a chain of rubber factories in hopes of helping them organize against near-sweatshop conditions.

Seattle – Workers at Central Co-op, a consumer-owned natural foods cooperative, are actively fighting to reinstate a Fellow Worker who was fired over an unpaid $1.99 bag of chips, despite 10 years of impeccable service. The unionized staff, consisting of 11 Wobblies, and a number of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), delivered a petition outlining the “inconsistency and inhumanity” of the co-op’s labor policies to management. They also organized a well-attended community call-in for the co-op’s owners to voice their concerns.

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