Organizing Work

How West Virginia teachers defied the state—and their unions

Michael M describes his experience helping organize the West Virginia teacher strikes in 2018 and 2019, as a member of the West Virginia United caucus, and the IWW. This article was first published by the Organizing Work blog.

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

An article from the Organizing Work blog that offers a structural account of the role played by unions and the pressures that cause union leaders to act in the ways they do, in response to a recent Jacobin article calling for socialist union leadership.

Citizen Participation vs Class Power: Thoughts on community organizing

Ray Valentine talks about the limitations of the community organizing model. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Wob Bulletin (Canada)

A bulletin put together by a couple of branches of the IWW in Canada. Originally hosted at Organizing Work.

Holding the line: supporters picket Canada Post after back-to-work legislation

Sunrise at Edmonton picket, November 30, 2018 © Bob Barnetson

Union members and community supporters across Canada have been organizing militant and effective pickets at Canada Post facilities ever since legislation came down on Monday [November 26] making strikes by Canada Post workers themselves illegal. This report first appeared on Organizing Work.

Canada Post strike: reports from the picket lines as government orders workers back to work

A collection of reports and interviews from the Organizing Work blog, with Canadian postal workers speaking out on a struggle that's seen legislation brought in ordering them back to work.