MONTHLY LOCAL MEETINGS
The LA IWW GMB holds its regular monthly meetings on the last Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. For the meeting location, please contact either losangeles@iww.org or (323) 374-3499.
San Diego IWW
meets every 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm at the San Diego Education Association at 10393 San Diego Mission Road.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Resist Patriarchy Committee Gathering - Friday 1/4/2013

The Orange County IWW Resist Patriarchy Committee is hosting an LA-area gathering for female-identified, trans, and gender-variant Fellow Workers, as well as those interested in joining the IWW, on the evening of Friday, January 4th.

This will be an informal gathering for folks to get know each other and discuss particular issues that affect our working lives and organizing experiences. We also want to discuss some projects and support existing projects.

If you are interested, please email ociww_resistpatriarchy@riseup.net for additional details.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Strike! SoCal IWW Social - Saturday, 12/29/12

Strike! Southern Californian Wobblies bowl!

The December Southern California IWW Social will be held at the AMF Lanes, 4645 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019, on December 29th, 2012, starting at 4 PM. All Wobs and fellow travelers are invited. Please spread the news. All inquiries for the event, please email Jeff Froehlich.

The December Los Angeles General Membership LA GMB) meeting will be held earlier on Saturday 12/29/12 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research on Saturday December 29 at 12:00 PM (pay dues at noon; the meeting will begin at 12:30 PM.)

The Library is located at 6120 South Vermont, Los Angeles CA 90044 (off the 110 Freeway, exit Slausen or Gage.) Bus accessible by MTA line 204 and Express Bus 754.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Statement of Solidarity with ILWU Local 63

November 29, 2012

Statement of Solidarity

The Los Angeles General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World stands in solidarity with the striking members of ILWU Local 63 Office Clerical Unit.

As fellow workers in Los Angeles we support the decision by ILWU Local 63 to strike after 30 months without a contract and good faith efforts to come to an agreement with their employers. We further support the decision of ILWU Locals 13 and 94 to show solidarity with the workers of ILWU Local 63 and refuse to cross their picket lines.

The I.W.W. shares a strong, rich history with the I.L.W.U. in Los Angeles, as such we share in our sisters' and brothers' struggle for better working conditions. We pledge that no member of the IWW will cross the Local 63 picket line.

In Solidarity,
Emma Lang

On behalf of the Los Angeles General Membership Branch IWW

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

OC IWW Committee Meetings Sunday 11/25/12

Reminder - OC IWW committee meetings tomorrow, Sunday, 11/25/2012
  • Women's caucus/resist patriarchy committee meeting at 10 AM
  • Organizing committee meeting at 12 Noon
Both committees meet at the Gypsy Den, 125 N. Broadway Ave. Santa Ana.

Monday, November 12, 2012

2013 Organizing Summit, Boston - 2/8-2/10/13

The Organizing Summit, the bi-annual gathering of IWW organizers from around the union, is coming up this February 8-10 in Boston, MA.

The Organizing Summit is a time for active and/or experienced IWW organizers representing the full diversity of the IWW to come together every two years to share their experiences, lessons learned, and to figure out ways to advance our organizing. All attendees are expected to have gone through an Organizing Training 101 and pay a $25 registration fee to cover food costs. Free housing will be provided.

Once we have the programming and logistics set we will have a few more questions for you to answer so be prepared to fill out a registration form in the future.

Finally, we need your help with fundraising! We are trying to get 200 people to donate $25 for travel scholarships, and each $25 donation will get you the chance of winning one of 5 books written and signed by FW Noam Chomsky who lives near Boston and will be participating in the Summit.

Donate online at https://www.wepay.com/donations/organizing-summit-2013 or send a check to Industrial Workers of the World General Headquarters, PO Box 180195, Chicago, IL 60618, USA.

Have questions? Contact David, 651-315-4222, dboehnke@gmail.com for general questions or Charngchi Way 508-345-5375, ccway77@yahoo.com for Boston-specific logistical questions.

Here is how to register: Organizing Summit Pre-Registration

LA General Membership Meeting - 11/24/12

The Los Angeles GMB (General Membership Branch) of the IWW holds its November meeting on Saturday 11/24/2012 at 12:30 PM (show up at 12 noon to pay dues).

We meet at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research located at 6120 S. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA, just north of Gage. Those driving Northbound I-110 should exit Gage, those Southbound exit at Slausen. Plenty of free street parking is available.

The meeting is open to IWW members, and all workers are always welcome to attend as guests.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

LA General Membership Meeting - 10/27/2012

Just a reminder that the next GMB meeting will take place at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research tomorrow Saturday October 27 (pay dues at noon and the meeting begins at 12:30 PM.) The Library is located at 6120 S. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90044 (off the 110 Freeway, exit Slauson or Gage)accessible by MTA Bus 204 and Express Bus 754. Street parking is available.

San Diego Organizer Training - 11/10-11/11

The purpose of the training is to help workers gain the skills and confidence to organize at their own workplaces. The Organizer Training Committee curriculum has been developed over years of organizing during which we have accumulated experiences and developed strategies. These experiences and strategies are the core of our organizer training program and the building blocks of Industrial Workers of the World. Organizers will teach US labor laws and direct action tactics to assert your rights at work with or without union recognition. You deserve Higher Wages, Full No-Cost Insurance, Sick Pay, Paid Holidays, and more. You have the right to organize with your co-workers for what you deserve, free from intimidation or coercion. Join workers from around San Diego, and gain the tools to defend your rights on the job.

Non-members are welcome to attend. However, we would highly encourage you to learn more about the IWW and our current efforts to build a branch in San Diego. If you decide you are interested in becoming an IWW member, please see one of the delegates at the event.

In addition to the weekend training, you will have the opportunity to talk "shop" with fellow wobblies at the Saturday night evening social. More information will be provided at the event.

The Organizer Training will be held the weekend of November 10 and 11 from 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. both days.

LOCATION: San Diego Labor-Council
3737 Camino del Rio
San Diego, California 92108