by Jane Little Botkin On August 1, 2017, in Butte, Montana, I was honored to give Frank Little the eulogy he never received. He was a revered IWW leader who minced no words. I wanted those in attendance marking the centennial of his brutal murder to know that he had had a family and an … Continue reading Frank Little, Revered Grandfather of the IWW
by fw Phil Thanks to four years of intense effort by Fellow Worker Mike Garrison, the Centralia City Council has approved the IWW design for a monument to the 1919 assault on the Centralia, Washington IWW Hall. In the 1910’s and ‘20’s, the combination of mining, logging, fishing, and railroads made Centralia a major industrial … Continue reading Centralia Remembered
by FW Noah Most people have some experience with member-run organizations. If you are a student, you have probably heard of or been a part of a student union at your high school or college. If you participate in a sport, you're probably part of a team with an elected captain, chosen by other players … Continue reading For the Future Workers of the World: An Introduction to Unions
by FW Noah Teachers and staff at the Caliber: Beta Academy Charter School in Richmond, California and Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo won recognition of their newly formed union on June 1st. The Caliber Workers Union began when one 3rd and 4th grade teacher, Tyler Powels, reached out to the IWW Organizing Department to learn … Continue reading Caliber Charter Schools UNIONIZE
By Fellow Workers EV and G Comrades and FWs, Greetings: We went up to Mt. Vernon on May Day to march in Solidarity with the independent farm workers’ union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and it was inspirational. Several hundred FUJ members and about 20 IWWs showed up to celebrate in Solidarity, along with many … Continue reading A Meaningful May Day
by FW Noah In the United States and many other countries, there are labor days that celebrate the working class contributions to the economy, the infrastructure, and the nation as a whole. While many of these holidays give great praise and pomp towards working class people, they often overlook the history that led up to the foundation of such celebrations, and what the foundations were really laid upon.
by Whatcom Wob Several carloads of Bellingham IWW members went down to RoozenGaard Tulip fields in Skagit County on Wednesday, March 23 to support the sudden strike. . .
In this month's "News of the Weird," Bloomberg L.P. is funding. . . labor organizing? Why? What gives?
by H.T. My fellow workers, I would like to share some music with you. . .
The following was written by Tim Acott a member of the Portland, Oregon IWW. Solidarity Working people have only one real option in today’s economy. We have to resist, with all our might, the big-business program of further and deeper poverty for working people. For the first time in modern history, profits are going up … Continue reading Think it Over