December 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].

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6 PM to 11 PM: Two Wobbly bands — The Missioncreep and The Squeegee Men — are playing at The Gateway (1272 Broadway) in Brooklyn. Come out and support Fellow Workers Ben, Joseph and Martin! RSVP here.

Tuesday, December 26, 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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at 7 PM: Attend the monthly meeting of the NYC IWW GMB. Watch this list for location details or email [email protected].


The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM NYC) has launched their Community Bail Fund, helping those who cannot afford bail. The RAM NYC Community Bail Fund intends to release at least one person each month from Riker’s Island or central bookings. Support the fund here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9 PM: Join Democracy at Work for an evening featuring Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, the successful network of worker-owned cooperatives building an alternative, solidarity-based economy in Jackson. RSVP here.

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


Officer elections were held at December’s branch meeting! The 2018 NYC GMB officers are:
Branch Secretary: FW Frank;
Branch Treasurer: FW Liss;
Organizing Department Liaison: FW Ben.

The IWW one-pager is officially complete — and looks great! You can find the document here. Make copies at home, surreptitiously at work or at a unionized print shop and distribute to help explain what the IWW is and what we do. Thank you to the Fellow Workers who put so much work into this!

There is a push in the IWW to organize people working in education (K-12 or higher education). If you work in education and would like to connect with this organizing, please contact FW Jen.

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 fund for J20.


The Portside“Workers ‘Proud Beecher’s Cheese Will be Union Cheese’ After Voting to Join Teamsters Local 553”

Huffington Post“Amazon Temp Workers Who Deliver the Holidays are Getting Squeezed”

IGDcast“#DropJ20 Podcast Update #3: Police Take the Stand”

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