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Protesters denounce sanctions and workfare at Edinburgh Jobcentre

Demonstrators denouncing sanctions and workfare besieged High Riggs Jobcentre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 29th April.

Braving pouring rain, protesters from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and other groups displayed banners and placards and distributed hundreds of leaflets urging claimants to resist benefits sanctions and the government’s compulsory “work for your benefits” schemes. 443 more words

Fighting For Our Own: Working-Class Resistance in Appalachia and the South (Part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of 3: Labor History and Militant Unions in the South

Birth of the US Labor Movement
International Workers Day (May Day) is a celebration of worker contributions to our society and the struggles of past workers who fought, and sacrificed their lives, for many of the benefits we enjoy today. 5,091 more words

Action In Dahlonega

Elevator operators once implicated labor activists in mysterious explosions

Story by Kristen Cart

Elevator fires have been a great concern since the days when Charles H. Tillotson first built wooden elevators with his army of carpenters at the beginning of what would become the family business. 131 more words

Grain Elevator

The Drowning at the Edge of Europe

Over the weekend around 1,000 people lost their lives whilst feeing the horror that is being wrought by the fascist scourge of IS. Well, I say they lost their lives –in reality their lives were stolen from them. 625 more words

Maudlinity

Cork's Rebel Daughter

Mary Harris was born in Cork City in 1837. Like the lady herself, that’s a bit controversial: she claimed to have been born on 1st May 1830 – probably because that enabled her to celebrate her 100th birthday in 1930 – but also because the first day of May has always been associated with workers’ rights. 738 more words

Roaringwater Bay

Notes on an #IWW Victory

The IWW London general membership branch had a recent victory which combined personal casework with some direct action. I was the main caseworker. However, this case involved people coordinating union action in a hostile workplace with no recognition agreement. 822 more words

Trade Unionism

The Ballad of Joe Hill

“A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over.”

The quote above is from Joe Hill, not Stephen King’s son who followed in his father’s literary footsteps, but the labor activist from the turn of the 20th century. 575 more words

Politiku