Author Archives: NuitsdeYoung

About NuitsdeYoung

Scholarly, slightly prickly and differently-wired hybrid Gallica with a weakness for tragic historical/literary beauties.

Fighting Capitalism in the Belly of the Beast: Class Struggle and the IWW in the USA

Saturday 11 August, 7.00 pm STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG The global economic crisis is reshaping the social, cultural, and political landscape of the entire world, including the United States. In this talk, American labour organiser Erik Forman … Continue reading

Posted in Baristas, Coffeeshop Workers, Events, Glasgow, Meetings | 1 Comment

IWW Scotland Workplace Organising Training Event – STUC, Glasgow

On Sat-Sun 11-12 August, IWW Scotland welcomes FW Erik Forman, of the North American IWW, to Glasgow, to lead a weekend training event in Workplace Organising. There will be 2 days of training, with a talk by Erik on the … Continue reading

Posted in Baristas, Coffeeshop Workers, Events, Meetings, Members Information | Leave a comment

Clydeside GMB Picnic Sun 29 July

The annual Clydeside GMB Picnic will take place on Glasgow Green on Sunday 29 July, 12.15 for 12.30, at the fountain. (And yes, there is an indoor alternative being planned, in case the summer weather continues in its current mode!)

Posted in Events, Glasgow, Meetings | Leave a comment

IWW Cleaners – John Lewis Strike 13-14 July 2012

There has been good coverage of the IWW Cleaners’ strike at John Lewis in London. The Guardian, however, did not mention the IWW in writing… so we did so Below the Line. At least in their video of the strike, … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Strike, Wider workplace struggles | Leave a comment

Clydeside GMB at Holland & Barrett 31/03/12

Members of IWW Clydeside GMB, the Anarchist Federation and Solidarity Federation picketed the Queen Street branch of Holland & Barrett at lunchtime on Saturday 31st March.  We managed to turn some people away at the entrance.  We had placards proclaiming … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Glasgow | 1 Comment

Guardian on independent unions in China 02/03/12

This may be of interest: Lijia Zhang: China’s marginalised workers are waking up to their rights See previously: China’s Foxconn workers: from suicide threats to a trade union? Xbox assembly workers in China threaten mass suicide over jobs dispute In … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Wider workplace struggles | Leave a comment

IWW Clydeside: Mine Wars films 20/03/12, 7.30

The next Clydeside IWW film night will be on 20 March, Electron Club, CCA (7.30 prompt start, as the whole programme will last about 90 minutes). Following FW Brendan Maslaukas’s article ‘The Battle for Blair Mountain’ in October 2011’s issue … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Glasgow, history, Meetings | Leave a comment