Author Archives: IWW Bellingham

Organizer Training 101 February 9-10

As most people who visit this website know, the IWW differs from both social activist groups and other labor unions in some very important ways. We are not a social activist group, our agenda never takes place on a political … Continue reading

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IWW Movie Night: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

IWW’s Rebel Worker Movie Night returns for our third winter series! BELLINGHAM PREMIER OF SORRY TO BOTHER YOU [2018] Thursday, December 6, 8 PM Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple $5 donation requested, to support the Library and the IWW Organizing … Continue reading

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Movie about IWW at Pickford Cinema, Oct 7 and 16

The Pickford Cinema in Bellingham will show “BISBEE ’17” about the deportation of over 1000 IWW miners from Bisbee Arizona in 1917 during “Doctober”. Heavily armed cops and Phelps-Dodge Corporation gun thugs rounded up union members and community supporters, loaded … Continue reading

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Photos from IWW picket in Seattle, June 15

Yesterday’s picket in front of the Grassroots Campaign Inc offices was impressive. Lots of Wobblies and some friends showed up in Fremont [ a Seattle neighborhood], including 4 from the Whatcom-Skagit IWW branch. We marched around on the narrow sidewalk, … Continue reading

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IWW picket line in Seattle

IWW members recently won a union election at the Seattle field office of Grassroots Campaigns Inc. The local management agreed to negotiate but corporate [in Boston] gave the word to bust the union. So much for ‘progressive’ liberal businesses. [That’s … Continue reading

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June 17: IWW meeting in Bellingham

Monthly general meeting of Whatcom-Skagit IWW is Sunday June 17. All workers are welcome. An informal social begins at 5:30 [meet us, ask questions, pay dues]. The business meeting call to order is at 6:30. The meeting is not thrilling … Continue reading

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International Workers Day in Bellingham

All are invited to celebrate May Day on Tuesday, May 1. This is the International Labor Day. Bring food and stories to share. No alcohol, please. Kids welcome.

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Intro to the IWW

Public presentation: WHAT IS THE IWW AND SHOULD YOU JOIN? Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Bellingham’s Alternative Library. 519 W. Maple 6-8 PM Free IWW members will explain what our union is all about, and help you decide if membership … Continue reading

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CWA Union STRIKES in Whatcom, Skagit Counties

PICKET LINE!!! Support STRIKING AT&T Workers in Bellingham. Stand With Communications Workers of America (CWA) Saturday and Sunday! [Thanks for the notice, Janet McK!] Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, from 9 am to 7 pm during store hours: … Continue reading

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IWW’s Rebel Worker Movie Night!

“20 FEET FROM STARDOM” Tuesday, May 9, 7PM Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple $5 requested, but all welcome. Proceeds benefit IWW Organizing Fund and the Library. The film is a documentary about the lives of the mostly black women who … Continue reading

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