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.

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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.

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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.