Collective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

The soon-to-be-open collectively run Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes has affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A press release from the Grand Rapids IWW announces the news: Local Worker-Owned Restaurant Joins Historic Labor Union Act signifies workers’ real desire for change, not just rhetoric Grand Rapids, MI – Bartertown Diner and Roc’s … Read moreCollective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

May Day 2011 Report Back

A number of folks came out to the May Day celebration in Grand Rapids organized by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A variety of different groups and organizations had a presence including Food Not Bombs, Bartertown Diner, and The Bloom Collective. Amidst the bands and information tables, there was a Really, Really Free … Read moreMay Day 2011 Report Back