[act-ma] 1/19 Fundraiser for IWW Food and Allied Workers (Sat)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 11 11:14:58 PST 2008

IWW Solidarity Benefit 

An Evening of Film and Music to Benefit the
IWW Food and Allied Workers Union

Saturday, January 19, 2008
6-10 p.m.
Encuentro 5
33 Harrison Avenue, 5th floor, Boston 


  a.. John McLean on the Need for Industrial Unionism
  b.. Alex Swoboda from Providence IWW 
Music from 

  a.. Sarah Lanzillotta
  b.. Evan Greer
  c.. Clara Hendricks
  d.. Sergio Reyes
  e.. High Plains Thunder
  f.. Jake and the Infernal Machine
  g.. Wobbly Jamboree

suggested donation: $10 

Five workers from Top City Produce in New York City were recently fired from their jobs. The "Gang of Five" - Osvaldo, Mario, Diego, Esau, and Carlos - have been some of the strongest and most active members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) since they joined the union almost two years ago.

After one of the workers was suspended, the other four approached the boss in an attempt to discuss the situation. On Monday morning, the boss told them all to wait outside and then never allowed them back in. They continue to be locked out.

Before joining the union, Top City workers consistently pulled 72-hour weeks with no overtime and no benefits. Conditions improved once the shop went union. Workers filed a lawsuit against Top City for wage violations and negotiated a contract with the boss. They were waiting for the boss to sign the contract when they were fired without warning on Monday.

For further information, call 617-625-9070, email bostgmb-l at iww.org , or visit www.iww.org.

Can't make it to the benefit? Please make checks out to IWW I.U. 460/640 and write "Workers Defense Fund" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

IWW IU 460/640
44-61 11th St., 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11110 
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