Milwaukee, December 3, 2018: End Prison Slavery

Hosted by Milwaukee IWW

End Prison Slavery

Two IWW members will be at Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin, meeting room 2A, on Monday, December 3, 5:00-6:30 PM. They will be working on some of the activity they regularly do for the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, supporting the campaign against arbitrary regulations at Columbia Correctional, coalition efforts to shutdown the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, and connecting different networks inside prison walls. Our work includes research, writing letters, data entry, and developing ideas for disrupting the horror that is the Wisconsin prison system. Come by if you want to see what’s involved with this organizing, ask questions, and maybe get involved in this. Free coffee and snacks are provided. Let us know if you need a ride to be able to attend. This gathering will be followed by our strategy meeting at 6:30, visitors are welcome to attend this as well.

If you are interested in this event and can’t make this time or location, please post in this event, message us or send an email at iwoc.milwaukee@gmail.com We will schedule the next event to work for your schedule, or followup one-on-one. Also contact us if you would need childcare, translation or other accommodations to be able to attend this event. You can also fill out this online survey to volunteer for specific tasks: https://bit.ly/2vyZam9 You can get more information on Wisconsin prison conditions and resistance to them at our website: https://wisconsinprisonvoices.org/
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What is the IWW?
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a rank-and-file-run, international union for all workers, dedicated to organizing both on and off the job, in our industries and our communities. Founded in 1905, we stand by the principles written in our Preamble, that the working class and the employing class have nothing in common, and that “an injury to one is an injury to all.” We are not affiliated with any political party. We recognize that unionism is not about government certification or employer recognition, but about rank-and-file workers coming together around common interests. The IWW organizes workers without limits. Low wage, high turnover, precarious, and non traditional workers and industries which have largely been ignored by mainstream unions have often been the focus of IWW organizing. Migrant and seasonal workers, domestic workers, sex workers, students, and unemployed workers have organized, and won, under the banner of the IWW. In 2014, the IWW established the Incarcerated Workers’ Organizing Committee (IWOC) which aims to move beyond providing solidarity and to actively organize workers behind bars for higher wages, safer conditions, necessary amenities, and a world without prisons. The IWW holds that there can be no end to injustice and want until the profit system itself is abolished. In striving to unite labor as a class in one big union the IWW also seeks to build the structure of a new and better social order within the shell of the old system which fails to provide for the needs of all.
Local website: http://talkin.mkegmb.org/about
Website for continental IWW: https://iww.org/

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