Sisters’ Camelot Canvassers Form New Non-Profit, Remain on Strike

MINNEAPOLIS—Canvass workers from the non-profit mobile food shelf Sisters’ Camelot have formed a foodsharing organization of their own, the North Country Food Alliance. The canvassers went public to their bosses, the Sisters’ Camelot managing collective, as a union affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) at the end of February. On March 1st, … Continue reading

New Developments

New developments in the IWW Sisters’ Camelot Canvass Union (SCCU) campaign: Sisters’ Camelot working with scabs; management pays missing wages but withholds basic documents to verify accuracy; NLRB finds merit with more Unfair Labor Practices. 1. Sisters’ Camelot Working With Scabs On May 22 a scab was found canvassing for Sisters’ Camelot in Saint Paul. … Continue reading

Update and Summary from the SCCU

Since we have not put out any public press releases or statements recently, here is a summary and update from the IWW Sisters’ Camelot Canvass Union on our struggle: SUMMARY: After months of consensus-based organizing, the canvass workers at Sisters’ Camelot went public to the bosses as unionized with the IWW on Monday, February 25. … Continue reading

Response to Sisters’ Camelot Collective Statement

On Thursday, May 2 the Sisters’ Camelot managing collective posted a long public statement on the internet addressing the current standoff between them and our striking union of canvass workers. Their statement is full of inaccurate information. Below are the most egregious inaccuracies, each with a concise explanation of the truth. 1. Sisters’ Camelot: “We … Continue reading

Sisters’ Camelot Refuses NLRB Settlement, Hires Lawyer to “Avoid Union Incursion”

This Wednesday morning Sisters’ Camelot, a non-profit mobile food shelf engaged in a two-month-long strike of its canvass workers, rejected a settlement offer from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), opting instead to fight the union in court. In order to do so, they have hired a right-wing, professional “union-avoidance” attorney, John C. Hauge from … Continue reading

National Labor Relations Board Finds Firing Illegal, Offers Settlement

After an investigation into the incident, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that IWW Sisters Camelot Canvass Union (SCCU) member ShugE Mississippi was illegally fired by Sisters’ Camelot. The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) is a government agency in charge of investigating charges of federal labor law violations, enforcing such laws, and following … Continue reading