History Corner: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Visits Seattle

By Hannah Hopkins Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is pictured here standing on a soapbox on the right side of the image above the two large umbrellas. She is addressing a crowd of people in Seattle in 1917 at a rally in defense of IWW prisoners who were imprisoned following the Everett Massacre. At this time, Flynn … Continue reading History Corner: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Visits Seattle

Revolutionary Unionism

By Maria Garcia There are many ways to effect positive change in the world (activism, electoral politics, legal action, changes in individual behavior, etc.), and all of them have been used with various levels of success in addressing the acute problems caused by our economic system. But any attempt to effect real, permanent, systemic change … Continue reading Revolutionary Unionism

All Quiet on the News Front (Why your union is organizing underground)

By Lindsay Mimir The Seattle IWW is organizing in no less than seven workplaces in five different industries across the city­­ education, food service, retail, tech, and office workers. Our organizers are working diligently to build up their organizing committees, train and recruit their fellow workers, and win gains on the shopfloor. We just held … Continue reading All Quiet on the News Front (Why your union is organizing underground)

In the News: notes from around the Northwest

By X390433 ArcelorMittal and US Steel have recently proven once again that no matter how much bosses squeeze us, they will never stop trying to squeeze us more. Despite extracting concessions from their workers for years and having their profits propped up by tariffs, the companies tried to limit pay increases for the United Steelworkers … Continue reading In the News: notes from around the Northwest

The Seattle Worker: June-July 2018

The Seattle Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World is proud to release the second issue of our official publication, the Seattle Worker. Download the full issue here! This issue includes: Updates on IU650's picket against Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. by X389645 An essay about opportunism by Lindsay Mimir A call to end the imprisonment of … Continue reading The Seattle Worker: June-July 2018

5 Books For Organizers

By X358109 In the IWW Organizing Program we tell people: read! Read the news, read about organizing, read theory! We say this because when Joe Hill said “Don’t mourn, organize” he didn’t mean “Don’t think, organize!” Expanding our knowledge of history and theory can be important to help our rank and file organizers become big … Continue reading 5 Books For Organizers

University of Washington Welcomes Fascists Back to Seattle

Counter-protesters defend Red Square while UW President betrays student body By Lexi Owens In what has become an all-too-familiar cycle, another fascist-sympathizing group has made Seattle a target of its hateful and bigoted message. Patriot Prayer—a far-right religious group based in Portland, Oregon—are attacking women at Planned Parenthood locations in Washington. They were invited to … Continue reading University of Washington Welcomes Fascists Back to Seattle