The Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) has been in the forefront of the current organizing leading up to the planned strike.
The IWW is the only labor union in the United States that accepts inmate workers as members, and it is those members that make up IWOC, forming their own branches inside prisons and communicating with allies such as the Gainesville IWOC Solidarity Committee. More information about the IWOC can be found at iwoc.noblogs.org
Leaflets will be distributed around Gainesville leading up to the local action on Sept. 9 at Walmart on Waldo Road from 5 to 7pm.
That evening they will be holding a demonstration outside of the WalMart on Waldo Road to raise awareness of WalMart’s and other corporations’ reliance on prison labor for the manufacturing and production of much of their merchandise, as well as awareness for the prison labor strike which will begin that day.
For more info on the Gainesville IWW and the local IWOC Solidarity Committee, check out the Friends of the Gainesville IWW page on Facebook, or email us at gainesvilleiww.gmail.com.