An interview with FW Constance, a Seattle organizer.
Ask an Organizer
A Seattle Worker Q&A with the chair of the IWW's Organizing Department Board and a member of the Education Department Board.
Amazon Workers Resist
by Murray Cooper Amazon has grown dramatically during the pandemic. It has added 425,000 new employees, plus an additional 500,000 drivers on contract. It has raked in over 21 billion dollars in profit. It has extended its online retail empire with well over 100 new distribution centers around the world. And it has strengthened its … Continue reading Amazon Workers Resist
Who Are the Wobblies?
Editor’s note: I’d been a member of the IWW for a while, but I didn’t really know what that meant until the 2011 Wobbly Campout, held at Belfair State Park. After a weekend of laid-back conversations with fellow workers across the Pacific Northwest, I interviewed Fellow Worker D.J. to get the inside scoop. Ed: What’s … Continue reading Who Are the Wobblies?
Remembering Karen Weill
Fellow worker, fearless activist, and intrepid legal assistant Karen Weill passed away on March 10th 2020, after a months-long battle with cancer. She died peacefully with her beloved husband Larry Hildes at her side, as he had been every day throughout her long illness. Within the IWW, she helped charter the Whatcom-Skagit branch. In the … Continue reading Remembering Karen Weill
Fallen IWW Project: Stumpy Payne
A brief biography of Stumpy Payne, one of the foremost IWW self-taught intellectuals and authors.
Carlos Cortéz: Building a Ship We Might Not Sail On
Seattle Worker interviews Fellow Worker Dave “Tuck” Tucker about his time with Carlos Cortéz, an artist, poet, editor, Indigenous struggles activist, and longtime wobbly.
That Sense of Connection: How to Build Up Branch Officers
In part 1 of a two-part series, Lexi Owens discusses methods and successes in building up and mentoring branch officers.
In November, We Remember: Sedition Act of 1918
In Portland, moms are standing up to protect protestors. Meanwhile, US Atty. Gen. William Barr is suggesting that the Sedition Act be used to bring many US cities—including Seattle and Portland—under "control." He has suggested that these cities be declared "Anarchist Jurisdictions." In November, we remember that the Sedition Act was one of the main … Continue reading In November, We Remember: Sedition Act of 1918
When Fort Lewis Soldiers Fought for a Union: “The Battle of Cascadia”
The following article was a collaboration between Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and GI organizers, and members of the Seattle Worker committee. -ed. For American working class youth during the Vietnam War, the US military was often their first real encounter with employment. The Vietnam War was a brutal, ugly, and dangerous conflict, with millions … Continue reading When Fort Lewis Soldiers Fought for a Union: “The Battle of Cascadia”