Industrial Worker – Issue #1751, December 2012

The Industrial Worker is the official newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) labor union.


-Staughton Lynd: The New Rank And File, And The Walmart Moment
-IWW Report From The Norwegian Social Forum
-Union Leadership Sells Out Verizon Workers


-The Wobbly Tour Of Indiana
-Building A Branch Requires Persistence & Perseverance
-In December We Remember Our Fellow Workers


Statement of Solidarity with Striking Walmart Workers

Workers everywhere, union and non-union, in retail and in other fields, owe a debt of gratitude to the courageous Walmart workers who exercised their right to strike to force America’s largest employer to change for the better, and the Southern Maine Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) stand in solidarity with them. We stand ready to support their fight to improve their workplace conditions, to be treated with respect, to raise their economic standing, and if they so choose, to empower themselves through collective bargaining and direct action.

We recognize that workers everywhere have a moral and legal right to have a voice in the workplace, and when Wal-mart workers recognize and exercise their power to improve their lives, all retail workers, and workers everywhere, will see their living standards improve.

***Southern Maine workers, do you need a union at your workplace? Contact the Southern Maine IWW.***