by Upstate NY IWW
The Upstate NY General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will be hosting a reading and discussion group this Saturday, June 30 at 7:00pm at the Daily Grind in Albany (204 Lark Street). IWW members will be discussing the great Wobbly pamphlet “Weakening the Dam” by the Twin Cities IWW which gets into the nuts and bolts about organizing a union and organizing committee with the IWW. This meeting is open to other workers who are interested in organizing or learning about organizing, whether they are in a union or not.
In light of the recent Supreme Court Janus decision which makes public employment across the country an open shop and is expected to decimate public sector unions, it is more important now than ever to use solidarity unionism, direct action on the shop floor, and building up our power as workers from below. This pamphlet serves as an excellent introduction to these concepts and how to make a fighting union a reality at your workplace.
You can find the reading here but some copies will also be available at the meeting. Hopefully, people can read it or at least parts of it before people meet so we can have a good discussion. People are also encouraged to bring friends and coworkers to this exciting discussion.
It only makes sense in light of the Janus decision to emphasis the powerful words of Joe Hill: “Don’t mourn. Organize!”