Archive for IWW

Understanding events in Wisconsin

Posted in Our writings with tags , on February 6, 2012 by recompositionblog

madison protests

Juan Conatz spent a long time in Madison at the height of the protests there in 2011. In light of events since, in Wisconsin and across North America, these events take on even greater importance. Below are two articles Juan wrote about these events. Continue reading

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The Committee in Action

Posted in life on the job, Our writings with tags , on January 31, 2012 by recompositionblog

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Annotated IWW Preamble

Posted in For discussion with tags on January 23, 2012 by recompositionblog

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Class War on the Work Floor – Audio Recording

Posted in Our writings with tags , on January 4, 2012 by recompositionblog

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On Contracts and Agreements

Posted in For discussion, life on the job, Our writings with tags , on December 6, 2011 by recompositionblog

In this post we print an article by Phinneas Gage and an article first printed in 1920 in a newspaper called The Forge. Both articles deal with collective bargaining agreements. Continue reading

The general strike that didn’t happen: a report on the activity of the IWW in Wisconsin

Posted in Our writings with tags , on November 29, 2011 by recompositionblog

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This is a report written by two IWW organizers from out of state on the activities of the union during the height of the protests in Madison and Wisconsin. The version is slightly modified from a text sent to the 2011 Delegate Convention and reflects the opinion of the authors. Continue reading

Another response to direct unionism, and a counterpoint

Posted in Our writings with tags on November 20, 2011 by recompositionblog

updated collective fist

This is a piece that Juan Conatz wrote in response to the “direct unionism” discussion paper that some other members of the Recomp editorial group helped write. This piece appeared in the October 2011 issue of the Industrial Worker newspaper along with a reply from another IWW member, Sean G. That reply is below Juan’s article here. Continue reading

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