Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Labornotes: Ann Arbor Secrets of a Successful Organizer Training

Are you ready to organize your co-workers to win victories at work? These workshops are for you. Learn the basics of organizing and creating a winning plan, based on the popular book Secrets of a Successful Organizer. Learn the time-tested methods that work!
When:
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 am-1 pm
Where:
University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor
Cost:
$10 – Regular Registration. $5 low-income. Full scholarships available.
Agenda:
8:30 am Registration
9-10:30 am How to Have an Organizing Conversation
10:30-11 am Break (cafeteria is next door)
11 am-1 pm Turning an Issue into a Campaign
1 pm Adjourn for socializing at Casey's Tavern, 304 Depot St. Minutes by car or 10- min. walk.
Parking: Parking Structure P2, next to the front entrance of University Hospital. $2 for 0-4 hours or $3 for 4-6 hours. Locate the north parking structure elevator. Take it to the 2nd floor. Turn right after exiting the elevator and right again after entering the Taubman Center. Follow signs down the hallway to University Hospital and UH Cafe. Once inside University Hospital, continue following signs for UH Cafe. Upon entering the cafeteria, immediately make a right turn down the hallway. Room 2C224 will be on your right. Look for volunteers in red who can direct you.
For information contact Anne Jackson at aljackso46@gmail.com or 734-223-4146.
http://www.labornotes.org/annarbor

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Public Campaign in Ypsilanti Announced

The bosses at Mighty Good Coffee, a 4 store chain and wholesaler, in Ann Arbor, MI are about to find out they have a union with the IWW.

https://www.facebook.com/ypsilantiiww/videos/536861953426491/?hc_ref=ARSTmXu68D0KspACP61XWuF4EH_MjS0qAwOSUikNOO9IthfeX4krwShtbTS0QtPZ6c8&fref=gs&dti=395662047472164&hc_location=group

Sunday, October 7, 2018

6th Annual Community Party to Celebrate Sundays in the Park




We invite everyone to come and celebrate with us. If you wish to make a donation, that would be lovely. 

We will have a dinner prepared by The Wobbly Kitchen ( Detroit). And great entertainment again. Julie BeutelCarl Henry and Tony Berci will start the evening, and the Corktown Popes will follow.

Please join us for an evening of fun with our friends.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit
    2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48216

(Sorry, no raffle this year.)

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Two notes about parking: 

1) Only the fenced lot behind the League and the row along the east side of the building are GL property (free). The big lot east of the League is privately owned, and he is now charging to park. 

2) Parking zones have recently been created in Corktown for street parking. Observe parking fee 


collection units on each block. https://www.facebook.com/events/283828275544653/

Organizer Training 101: Service Industry Edition

The Ypsilanti Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is hosting Organizer Training 101: How to Build the Committee.
This is a training for those interested in learning more about Solidarity Unionism and how to effectively organize in your workplace, with your fellow workers, around your collective demands -- and get them met through Direct Action!

It is a two day training with hours as follows:
Saturday, November 17th 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 18th 10am-5pm

Location:
Eastern Michigan University

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Housing and Childcare are also being organized for those that need it.
The registration fee is $20 and can be paid in person, at the training, with cash or debit/credit card. 

If you would like to attend, please register using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/0XJuyMmoriDp0vWx1


This event is open to the public and people in all trades/industries! IWW card holders will be given priority registration. Exact location and parking information will be sent to all registrants prior to the training.

**PLEASE NOTE: There is another Organizer Training taking place November 3rd & 4th that is open to workers of all industries. 

Thanks to AFT (American Federation of Teachers) for accommodations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/289399644996210/

Solidarity RALLY

Join workers of UNITE HERE Local 24 at the historic Marriott-operated Westin Book Cadillac who are rallying for just economics and fair schedules. One job should be enough for hotel workers to live in Detroit, raise a family, and retire with dignity!


  • Tuesday, October 9th at 5 PM – 7 PM
  • The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
    1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226
    https://www.facebook.com/events/752870895058892/

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Informational Picket

​The Association of Adjunct Faculty of Macomb Community College AFT Local 6533 will be hosting an informational picket outside the college's annual fundraiser. Please come hand out informational flyers and show your support for the adjunct professors. Please feel free to invite anyone who will come help and show support.


Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Rd, Bldg K, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Organizer Training 101

The Ypsilanti Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is hosting Organizer Training 101: How to Build the Committee.
This is a training for those interested in learning more about Solidarity Unionism and how to effectively organize in your workplace, with your fellow workers, around your collective demands -- and get them met through Direct Action!

It is a two day training with hours as follows:
Saturday, November 3rd 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 4th 10am-5pm

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Housing and Childcare are also being organized for those that need it.
The registration fee is $20 and can be paid in person, at the training, with cash or debit/credit card. 

If you would like to attend, please register using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/20siAwMEPJmDW7V33


This event is open to the public and people in all trades/industries! Priority registration is given to members of the IWW in good standing. 
Exact location and parking information will be sent to all registrants prior to the training.

Thanks to AFT (American Federation of Teachers) for accommodations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/313932299399883/

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Farmworkers call for Int'l Day of Action

The Detroit IWW Solidarity Committee invites you to participate in an action at Whole Foods. 115 Mack Ave, Detroit in support of San Quintin, Baja California Farmworker’s Union, Alianza de Jornaleros; Sindicato de Jornaleros.

SINJA, has called a global Day of Action to Boycott Driscolls and Andrew Williamsons on September 29, 2018.

In your community, please bring awareness of the Driscoll Boycott, and why its important to use your Consumer Power to stop farmworker injustice.

To this day 80,000 workers in search of employment have been forced to migrate from their homes. Places like Veracruz, Michoacán and Oaxaca where indigenous communities have been impacted by forgiven policies such as NAFTA and forced use of GMO corn, affecting the environment and communities.

Workers are Earning between: $8.00 and or $9.00 dollars a day, at a piece-rate, and live in make-shift housing of plastic bags, sticks, and any type of throw-away material they can get. 

Often workers are working up to 12 hours a day with their children, and babies on the backs of women. Pesticides are sprayed over their bodies, and forced to work under hard heatwaves. The harvesting of berries also comes with insect bites, having to work in fear of being bitten by rattlesnakes, all while not being allowed to take breaks.

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You as the Consumer have the right to not buy these berries. We ask you to hold your own action in your own community in support of the Driscoll Farmworkers who want to get to the NEGOTIATING TABLE. PLEASE SUPPORT THE DRISCOLL BOYCOTT.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2124414391211361/

Friday, September 28, 2018

Monthly Branch Meeting - October

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on October 24th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. In todays cold hearted world, Sunday in Cass Park is a warm breath of fresh air. Feel free to join us, just bring a heart for others.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. All are welcome to join us, just bring a heart for others. Most people feel better after a couple of hours in the park.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month get together of friends at Cass Park in Detroit. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. All are welcome to join in are get together, just bring a heart for others. This is an encouraging group of people that is not excepting the lack of care and the dividing of people.

September Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on September 26th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing,the necessities and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us, just bring an open heart for others.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on August 22th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal,some clothing,the necessities and some genuine friendship

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship Feel free to join us, it is something to see in these hard hearted times. Just bring a heart for others and you will feel better after a day in the park.

Monday, July 2, 2018

July Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on July 25th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us as we begin our eighth year in the park. We just ask that you bring a heart for others.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing,the essentials and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us. This is an incredibly welcoming group of people. Just bring a heart for others and you should fit right in.

Monday, May 28, 2018

June Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on June 27th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing,the essentials and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us. This is an incredibly welcoming group of people. Just bring a heart for others and you should fit right in.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day in Cass Park

The usual twice a month gathering in Cass Park of friends. Mother"s Day is always one of the best Sundays of the year. This year with a brand new Mother. We share a meal,some clothing,the necessities and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us this Sunday. People always feel better after a day in the park.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day Detroit 2018 Rally and March

Each of us - no matter our identity or the place of our birth - deserves clean & affordable water, housing, good iobs, & education, NOT jails, deportations, and war.

Disband ICE! No raids, no deportations!
No to lslamophobia!
No to racism, sexism, ableism, and LGBTQ oppression!
Money for iobs, housing, and education, not war!
No to imperialism, colonialism, and imperialist wars!
No more gentrification!
End police brutality!
Demilitarize police to demilitarize society!
Housing is a human right!
Water is a human right! Fix the pipes, end the water shut-offs! 
No Union Busting! $15 Minimum Wage and a Union!
End right-to-work laws!
Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Abortion on demand, without apology!
Sex work is work!
Stop the Trump-Pence agenda!


https://www.facebook.com/events/216221099151371/

Rock Against Fascism! w/Sweet Demon, The Freebleeders & More

On March 5, 2018, over 20 people were arrested while protesting a speech held at Michigan State University by white supremacist Richard Spencer. Now many of them are being charged with felonies for standing up to racism and fascism in Michigan. They need our support.

Join us on Friday, May 4th for a great show featuring Sweet Demon, The Freebleeders, The Butts, and Victor Glass. Help us raise legal funds for those who confronted white supremacy in Lansing.

Endorsed by: Stop Spencer At Michigan State, Detroit IWW, Ypsilanti IWW, IWW General Defense Committee Local 22 (SE Michigan), Solidarity & Defense (Huron Valley)

Sweet Demon
https://sweetdemon.bandcamp.com/

The Free Bleeders
https://thefreebleeders.bandcamp.com/

The Butts
https://www.facebook.com/thebuttstheband/

Victor Glass

Friday, May 4th at Trumbullplex
4210 Trumbull in Detroit
Doors at 8
Music at 9
All ages

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal,some clothing,the essentials and some genuine friendship. Feel free to come and join us, just bring a heart for others,

600 Ledyard St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

April 22: 11 AM - 1 PM

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, essentials and some genuine friendship. Feel free to join us, just bring a heart for others.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

April Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on April 25th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. All are welcome, just bring a heart for others.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Greening of Cass Park

Start your St Patrick's Day by helping us clean up Cass Park. It's been a long winter and the park can use some tender, loving care. This is the first of at least two clean-up days. We will provide trash bags. Please bring your own gloves. Of course this is weather permitting-- if the park is covered in snow, we'll reschedule. Please share widely. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR GREEN!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on March 28th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing, the necessities and some genuine friendship. All are welcome to join in, just bring a heart for others.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends at Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing and some genuine friendship. All are welcome, just bring a heart for others.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Detroit IWW Organizer Training 101 - IU640

This introductory training focuses on the nuts and bolts of building an organizing committee in your workplace.
Fill this out if you are interested in taking the Organizer Training 101: Building the Committee - especially if you are a restaurant, hotel, or building service worker .
Participation in this training does not obligate you to join the IWW, although membership is encouraged.
A suggested donation of $20 is to help cover expenses for food, printed materials, training space rental, etc.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

The usual twice a month gathering of friends in Cass Park. We share a meal, some clothing and genuine friendship. All are welcome to give or receive.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on February 28th 2018 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

Our usual gathering in Cass Park with our friends. We share a meal, clothing, necessities and some genuine friendship. It's an open for others to join us looking out for each other.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit General Membership Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on January 24th 201 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.
As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.