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Nov 4 2006 00:44
IWW Members

We're taking a census of wobblies on here. If people could post up their branch and industry that would be great. I'll start:

Branch: SF Bay Area
Industry: Unemployed/Student sad

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Nov 4 2006 00:53

Branch: Edmonton GMB
Industry: Transportation

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Nov 4 2006 05:02

branch: Portland GMB
Industry: unemployed, but health care.

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Nov 4 2006 09:42

Branch: Leicestershire
Industry: education

Blacknred Ned
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Nov 4 2006 10:26

Branch: Norfolk
Industry: Agriculture

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Nov 4 2006 16:37

Just a reminder to all folks on here that you can click "My Profile" and add details such as their city and industry in there to help network with others on the site as well.

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Nov 4 2006 17:19

branch: north east
Industry: local government admin?

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Nov 4 2006 17:49

branch: Twin Cities
industry: education

I like John's idea of putting this stuff on profiles - IWW membership, branch, and industry.

booeyschewy
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Nov 4 2006 19:08
why aye man wrote:
branch: north east
Industry: local government admin?

NE US, or UK?

government stuff is '650', which is a pretty worthless category (everything from non-profit, legal assistants, government employees, etc).

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Nov 4 2006 19:46

Actually I really think libcoms industrial classification is worth a look at least for comparison to the CIC project.

Catch 22
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Nov 4 2006 20:06

Branch- Washington DC GMB
Industry- Student/unemployed

why aye man
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Nov 5 2006 16:03

ne uk. I sometimes wonder about the division into little "industries" and if it has any meaning. For instance, I do much the same job now as I did when I first joined IWW - but i used to work in a college and was therefore in Education industry. A minor point really.

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Nov 5 2006 18:31

London - healthworker

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Nov 5 2006 18:38
why aye man wrote:
ne uk. I sometimes wonder about the division into little "industries" and if it has any meaning. For instance, I do much the same job now as I did when I first joined IWW - but i used to work in a college and was therefore in Education industry. A minor point really.

idea behind it is that industrial unions unite people by workplace, rather than by occupation. Obviously not that important if you haven't got a workplace branch going, but pretty crucial if you do.

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Nov 6 2006 10:48

branch: all-singing-all-dancing-newly-chartered London GMB
industry: education

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Actually I really think libcoms industrial classification is worth a look at least for comparison to the CIC project.

is the CIC still chugging away? i thought it was just a temporary thing

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Nov 6 2006 10:50
Blacknred Ned wrote:
Branch: Norfolk
Industry: Agriculture

that's interesting actually. most of our members are urban dwellers/workers i think. how do you find working in agriculture as a wobbly? the countryside seems so indefinitely right-wing nowadays.

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Nov 6 2006 16:03

Well, I'm new to being a wobbly but not to being the only anarchist for miles around. Since I last lived in a city (London 1995) I have experienced the best and the worst of rural life; I gave up pretending to be an academic and became an organic grower; let's just say that it's done nothing to blunt my politics!

The countryside is right-wing in some respects, but I think that it is also somewhere where you can find a lot of hard working self-reliant people, often very neighbourly and practising mutual aid just to keep going on from day-to-day.

There's nothing like living in the countryside though as a reminder of just how far we have to go to create meaningful change; of how the privileged few live; and of how bloody useless the kind of ivory tower posturing that comes of breathing the rarified metropolitan air can be.

petey
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Nov 6 2006 16:33

by the way, is IU 680 for, say, domestics (viz, maids)?

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Nov 6 2006 20:28

and unwaged homeworkers (such as wives).

petey
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Nov 6 2006 21:41
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and unwaged homeworkers (such as wives).

i was afraid of that.

Admin - discussion about this split to here

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gentle revolutionary
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Nov 7 2006 15:52

London GMB

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Nov 10 2006 15:31

branch: Leicestershire
industry: education

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Nov 13 2006 18:20

Branch: Unfortunately none up my way - yet
Industry: Education

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Nov 13 2006 22:34

Branch: Clydeside GMB
Industry: Horticulture (self-employed) & Computing

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Nov 29 2006 19:32

Branch: DC IWW group, ex-San Francisco and Chicago GMBs
Industry: Public Service or Entertainment depending on who you talk to (I'm a minister)

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Nov 29 2006 22:30

No branch although there are a few wobblies here in NC. Hopefully we'll get something organized in the next few years.

Industry: 620 (student).

Wobbly Preacher,

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"Industry: Public Service or Entertainment depending on who you talk to (I'm a minister)

Do you enjoy Joe Hill's songs? (pie in the sky)