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This profile was last updated on 7/14/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Member of the Allentown Chapter

IWW
2274 York Ave.
Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 1C6
Canada

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Background

Employment History

  • Technical Support Specialist In Allentown
  • Allentown Tech Support Call Center
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Jim Brilhart, a member of ...
www.mcall.com, 14 July 2013 [cached]
Jim Brilhart, a member of the Allentown chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World, which organized the event, spoke in general terms. "We need to stop mass incarceration ... and the for-profit prison system," he said.
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Brilhart, of Allentown, said that the IWW scheduled its protest on Bastille Day, the anniversary of the French Revolution, which was led by the working class, to draw attention to the use of forced labor in U.S. prisons.
Many prisons require prisoners to work - on farms, in call centers and in factories, for example - for less than minimum wage while denying them the right to organize unions, he said. The practice means less work and lower pay for people outside of prison.
"That's absolutely horrifying in a country with unemployment as high as it is," he said.
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Brilhart, however, said he has heard the group has about 10,000 members worldwide, less than half of which are in the United States. The Allentown chapter, he said, has about 15 dues-paying members.
Communications Workers of America | E-Activist Newsletter - March 29, 2012
www.cwadistrict7.org, 29 Mar 2012 [cached]
"There's no other job here that pays even remotely that well for the trade we're involved in," said Jim Brilhart, a technical support specialist in Allentown. "It's difficult for a lot of us locally."
Brilhart added, "This is a serious blow to the local economy."
Jim Brilhart, Allentown ...
www.loweringthebarforus.org, 21 Aug 2012 [cached]
Jim Brilhart, Allentown Tech Support Call Center
"There's no other job here that ...
www.loweringthebarforus.org, 21 Aug 2012 [cached]
"There's no other job here that pays even remotely that well for the trade we're involved in," said Jim Brilhart, a technical support specialist in Allentown. "It's difficult for a lot of us locally. Brilhart added, "This is a serious blow to the local economy."
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