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IWW Newswire: 2016-2

IWW - Sun, 02/21/2016 - 12:36

Compiled by x344543 - February 20, 2016

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Wobbles 2016-3

IWW - Sun, 02/21/2016 - 12:17

Compiled by x344543 - February 20, 2016

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Free Alabama Movement Spreads to Virginia as Prisoners Take Up IWW Banner

IWW - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:36

RICHMOND, Virginia - February 15, 2016 - Inmates of the Virginia Department of Corrections have called for an end to abusive conditions in a statement released earlier this week. Calling themselves the "Free Virginia Movement," in solidarity with the Free Alabama Movement, the incarcerated workers within Virginia's prison system have joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in hopes to improve living and working conditions throughout Virginia's prisons and to repeal a series of state laws enacted in 1994 which effectively abolished parole.

The stated goals of the organization include an across the board reinstatement for eligibility of parole, the reinvestment of interests gained from inmates’ funds into rehabilitation, job training, and education programs, and an exemption for those with life sentences from paying 10 percent of their wages into a post-release savings fund.

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Adams elected SF Port Commission President

ILWU - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 14:20

When ILWU International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams was unanimously elected President of the San Francisco Port Commission on January 20 with Vice President Kim Brandon, it marked the first time in the Port’s 152-year history that two African-Americans held both of the top positions.

ILWU International Sec-Treasurer Willie Adams

Prior to Adams and Brandon, the only previous African American to serve on the Port Commission was the late Dr. Arthur Coleman, a highly-respected physician who served from 1981 to 1992.

“I intend to work with the Commissioners, Port staff and Mayor Lee to carefullymanage the Port so it benefits all the citizens of San Francisco,” said Adams, who previously served two years as Vice President on the Commission. He was appointed to the Port body by Mayor Ed Lee in 2012 and previously served on San Francisco’s Film Commission for three years.

San Francisco’s Port Commission consists of five appointees, each selected by the Mayor, who are subject to confirmation by the Board of Supervisors for each four-year term. The Commission oversees 7.5 miles of prime waterfront property along San Francisco Bay, most of it leased for maritime, industrial, retail and commercial office uses – including the landmarks at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Ferry Building and Giants Baseball stadium.

“My experience working on the docks gives me a good perspective for serving on the Port Commission,” said Adams.

“It’s an incredibly valuable resource that needs to be carefully protected and managed for future generations.”

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IWW Newswire: 2016-1

IWW - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:18

Compiled by x344543 - February 8, 2016

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Wobbles 2016-2

IWW - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:00

Compiled by x344543 - February 8, 2016

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