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Union Statement Supporting The ‘Ban The Box’ Ordinance

On March 13, 2013 the Richmond General Membership Branch of the IWW voted to endorse the Richmond City Council ordinance to “ban the box” on applications for city jobs that inquire about an applicants criminal conviction history.  Below is our … Continue reading

“The Little Black Fish”

“The storytelling, the design, the art, letters, and color on Bizhan Khodabandeh’s Little Black Fish all stood out to me immediately as something really worth spending time with. This is his first comic I am told. I am impressed. It … Continue reading

Lecture: The Hidden History of Black Labor in Richmond

RSVP on Facebook Here: [ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167044056704612 ] The Richmond, Virginia Industrial Workers of the World & the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia Present: “The Hidden History of Black Labor in Richmond” Did you know that in 1886 … Continue reading

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Machinists Union Fights for Justice at Virginia IKEA Factory

Originally published in the Industrial Worker , the official newspaper of the IWW/One Big Union. IKEA may be known in Sweden for the decent pay it gives its employees, but workers at the furniture company’s first factory in the United … Continue reading

IWW Sends Message of Solidarity To Danville, VA IKEA/Swedwood Workers

Workers in the first IKEA / Swedwood factory in Danville recently filed for union elections after witnessing unsafe workplace conditions, low wages, forced overtime, and various other violations.   UPDATE! July 27, 2011 – Danville, Virginia: Swedwood Workers Vote Union … Continue reading

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