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    :: Thursday, June 09, 2005 ::

    Starbucks vs. IWW: 21st Century Java meets Turn of the Century Union - Posted by Jon Coppelman, Workers Comp Insider
    When I read that the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) was trying to organize workers at a Manhattan Starbucks, I thought for a moment that I was stuck in a time machine. The IWW still exists? Indeed, the 'wobblies' are still with us. They have a website, resplendent in red and full of interesting information. This year marks the union's 100th anniversary, which, I think it is safe to say, is a little past its peak in terms of interest and participation. They still have articles from two of their most famous supporters, writers Jack London and Helen Keller. A quick review of the archives shows that the truly famous drop off sometime around 1920, but the mission over the next 80 years does not change: the IWW will be satisfied with nothing less than an end to capitalism.
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