CREATING POCKETS OF RESISTANCE

wage theft and the shrinking size of pockets in women’s apparel! January – April 2019

ILGWU is kicking off 2019 with a campaign to stop WAGE THEFT! Los Angeles county is the wage theft capital of the country, low-wage workers lose about 26 million dollars in violations every week! Workers wages are shrinking faster than women’s fashion pockets!

Are you a victim of wage theft?
Do you work a piece rate or off the books?
Are you forced to clock out early and keep working? Do you have had tips stolen? OR
Are you denied time for breaks?
JOIN THE ILGWU IN POCKETING A SPACE FOR RESISTANCE AND CHANGE.

ILGWU MONTHLY ACTIONS

1st Saturday, 12-5 pm
TAILOR MADE bring your pocket less clothing; spin the Wheel of Wages and Frau Fiber will add or expand a pocket at Fast Fashion prices.

2nd Saturday 6-9 pm,
SOUP, SOLIDARITY AND SONGS Join Frau Fiber in a cup of soup, community and labor songs.  THE IGLWU IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH LOS ANGELES UNIFIED TEACHERS AND FEDERAL WORKERS ON FURLOUGH

4th Saturday 12-5,
MEND AMERICA 

and SEWING REBELLION ACTIONS WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
IN LOS ANGELES FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO FILE A GREVIENCE CONTACT Labor Commissioner’s Office 300 Oceangate, Suite 302 Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 590-5048 LaborComm.WCA.LBO@dir.ca.gov

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In Solidarity

In Solidarity with

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Frau Fiber will dedicate the December windows of the ILGWU to campaigning against Ross, complete with improvisational performances by Frau Fiber of Triangle Shirtwaist production.

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The ILGWU is serving up Free SOUP and seasonal cookies! Saturday Dec. 8, 6-9 pm.

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SOUP is a hot bowl of nourishment that encourages a space to be:

Scrappy,
Organized,
United and
Persistant!

2018 ILGWU Calendar

Limited supply of 2018 calendars are still available 

2nd annual limited edition calendar

Supports the activities of Frau Fiber, Faux Frau’s, Sewing Rebellion and the ILGWU.

This years calendar features somber black and white portraits the 13 ILGWU sewing machines; eleven Singers covering a 100 year span, and two Bernina’s from 1970’s.

Pricing:
Retired or Student 10.00
Underemployed 15.00
Employed 20.00
Employed with Benefits 30.00

to purchase email Frau @ fraufiber@gmail.com

 

download PDF for free

 

Singer Sewing Machines donated by Kathleen

May Day

May Day History

In a proclamation printed just before May 1, 1886, one publisher appealed to working people with this plea:

Workingmen to Arms!

War to the Palace, Peace to the Cottage, and Death to LUXURIOUS IDLENESS.

The wage system is the only cause of the World’s misery. It is supported by the rich classes, and to destroy it, they must be either made to work or DIE.

One pound of DYNAMITE is better than a bushel of BALLOTS!

MAKE YOUR DEMAND FOR EIGHT HOURS with weapons in your hands to meet the capitalistic bloodhounds, police, and militia in proper manner.

Not surprisingly the entire city was prepared for mass bloodshed, reminiscent of the railroad strike a decade earlier when police and soldiers gunned down hundreds of striking workers. On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs in the first May Day celebration in history.

IWW May Day History

Frau Fiber wants you
to March with the Garment Workers Center!  Monday May 1, International Workers Day.  Meet 10:30 am @
UCLA Labor Center    to join LA Resist.

http://weresist.la/#thanks 

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Black Friday Mend America Stitch In

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Please join Frau Fiber and the Long Beach Faux Frau’s for 
The Black Friday Mend America Stitch In. 

Frau Fiber made the pledge to Mend America (see below), this is her first action in support of that pledge!

All are welcome, to join us for a durational hands on vigil to Mend America.
Friday Nov. 25, 2016@ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA, 12-9 pm. 

We will present a series of Peace Work Activities:

  • Deconstruct / Reconstruct: an opportunity for us to re-make the American flag using reclaimed textiles.
  • Mending America: a large-scale textile map of America which will be hand stitched by participants.
  • Letter writing and calling resources: we will have on hand a list of who to call and write to, so you can let your voice be heard.

This is an open space for critical, constructive and solution oriented conversations and

Free Soup!  BYOB

For those of you outside the region, please unite with us by hosting an event in your community.

Yours in Solidarity
Frau Fiber

Pledge to Mend America

I pledge my life to mending America by being a watchful and vigilant community member; peacefully and firmly fighting racism, sexism, and oppression; crafting spaces where all people are welcome; to continue to create change through call to actions, skill sharing, sewing, and mending; and to persistently persevere in spite of the seemingly futility of it all.

Frau Fiber
9 November 2016