November Newsletter

General Membership Branch (GMB) meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.
Email [email protected] for location details.


In addition to the events listed here, you can always check the Google Calendar of the NYC General Defense Committee (GDC) for more happenings. If you would like to submit radical events in and around New York City to the calendar, email details to [email protected].

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7 PM: Fellow Worker Terry has written a book, A Serf’s Journal, about his experience organizing during the Jeff Boat wildcat strike in 2001. The book launch will be held at Bluestockings Bookstore. RSVP here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7 PM: If you are interested in anti-repression work, come attend the NYC GDC’s monthly meeting. Email [email protected] for location details.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM: The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), along with the Stop the Raids Coalition, is hosting their third monthly Family Gathering Against the Raids. Come to the Bronx Social Center and hangout with family members affected by unjust New York City Housing Authority “gang raids.” There will be food, letter-writing and the hat passed for much-needed commissary money. RSVP here.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3 PM: The NYC GDC is hosting a self-defense training with Pop Gym at The Spectrum. Email [email protected] for more info.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM: Come and learn about IWOC’s work and how you can get involved. This event will cover all the ways you can help organize our Fellow Workers who are incarcerated. Location to be decided. RSVP here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7 PM: Attend the monthly meeting of the NYC IWW GMB. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].


Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9 PM to 12 AM: Come out to the Pine Box Rock Shop and sing karaoke to raise money for protesters arrested on Inauguration Day in Washington DC (also known as J20 defendants). RSVP here.

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM: March with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers as they bring their fight against Wendy’s to NYC and demand a “harvest without violence.” RSVP here.

Every Day from 8 AM to 5 PM: Join striking Spectrum workers at these locations around the city.


Last month the NYC GMB co-hosted the book launch of Wobblies of the World. The event was a huge success, featuring editor Peter Cole and Nation journalist Michelle Chen. Check out the recording on Facebook.

In August, the NYC GDC held a successful fundraiser for J20 defendants, which include quite a few Wobblies, but more support is still needed. Please continue to donate to the GDC Bail Fund for J20.


The Nation“Here’s One Union That Can’t be Touched by ‘Right to Work’ Laws”

The New York Times“How Prosecutors Turn a Protest into a ‘Riot'”

Slate: “Barbara Ehrenreich: Worker Abuse Is Rampant, and Sexual Harassment is Just the Start”

Dissent Magazine“Belabored Podcast #138: Wobblies of the World, Then and Now, with Peter Cole”

Radical Underground (Podcast)

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