This week, Chris Alden, a semi-regular activist in Sacramento and a member of the Sacramento Area Industrial Workers of the World, announced his sympathies for the White Nationalist movement, an abrupt shift from his former claimed anarchist outlook. This, coupled with his views over the last few months growing increasingly at odds with the mission of the IWW, is something we cannot tolerate. Nationalism and racial/ethnic supremacy are views completely contradictory and hostile to the working-class unionism and internationalism of the IWW. We stand firmly against racism and racists. As far as the Sacramento IWW group is concerned, Chris Alden is no longer a Fellow Worker, nor is he welcome at our meetings and events. In our next few meetings, we will decide how to add articles to our bylaws expressly declaring our opposition to racial, ethnic, sexual, or national superiority. Due to what has happened this past week, we now feel this is something that must be made explicitly clear, both to members and prospective members.
SACRAMENTO AREA IWW
Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 9th at 1:00PM. As decided in our February meeting, we will be meeting at Hamburger Patties, 1630 J Street (intersection of J and 17th streets) in Sacramento. Please email us at email@example.com for any questions.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 12th at 1:00pm, at Wayside Noodles, 828 J Street in downtown Sacramento. We’re getting close to applying to become a General Membership Branch, which requires at least 10 members in good standing for 2 months, so now is a great time to pay dues, renew an inactive membership, or join as a new member!
We’ll also be tabling at the Homeless Bill of Rights rally on Thursday, January 3rd on the North side (L Street) of the Capitol. It starts at 10:00am but goes on until the late afternoon/early evening. One of our fellow workers organized this rally and we’re proud to support it. We hope to see you there.
The Sacramento Area Industrial Workers of the World offer their support and solidarity to the workers of Raley’s and Nob Hill supermarkets. With Raley’s management trying to push a “final offer” of slashed wages and benefits, the workers’ union, United Food and Commercial Workers, has decided to go forward with a strike, as authorized by the members in a vote held during negotiations earlier this year. As a democratic, member-run union for all workers, we stand firm in the principle that labor creates all wealth, and we will do whatever we can to support Raley’s workers in their time of struggle.
An injury to one is an injury to all,
Sacramento Area I.W.W.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 10th at noon. Location is Wayside Noodles, 828 J Street in downtown Sacramento, near Cesar Chavez Plaza.