IWW General Executive Board Statement on the Iran Conflict

The General Executive Board recently passed the following statement: As an internationalist union, the IWW has always stood in opposition to the wars brought upon the world by the capitalist class. As one of the founders of the IWW, Eugene Debs, once said in his famous Canton speech (1917), “The master class has always declaredContinue reading “IWW General Executive Board Statement on the Iran Conflict”

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 Fund. No one turned away for lack of funds. How did a film this radicalContinue reading “IWW Movie Night: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU”

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 them onto boxcars, and dumped them without any provisions in the desert.  The film discussesContinue reading “Movie about IWW at Pickford Cinema, Oct 7 and 16”

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, chanted, and sang rabble-rousin’ songs. IWW members in Industrial Union 650 won a union electionContinue reading “Photos from IWW picket in Seattle, June 15”

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 GCI’s own term.] The union held a 13-hour march on the boss Friday the 8thContinue reading “IWW picket line in Seattle”

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 but if you are interested in IWW you can see how we do things. ForContinue reading “June 17: IWW meeting in Bellingham”

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: 4291 Meridian St, Bellingham 1820 S Burlington Blvd, Burlington Communications Workers of America members acrossContinue reading “CWA Union STRIKES in Whatcom, Skagit Counties”

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 were the vocalists behind R&B and Rock’s greatest hits. They are largely uncredited, but ifContinue reading “IWW’s Rebel Worker Movie Night!”

Picket in support of PeaceHealth Lab Workers. Friday Apr 14, 9-10:30 AM

VERY IMPORTANT picket at corner of Ellis and Squalicum [near St. Joe’s entrance] 9-10:30 AM Sorry for last minute, folks, we just found out. Lab workers union is meeting with PeaceHealth admin Friday AM over the plan to sell the labs to for-profit Quest Diagnostics megacorp. Need AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to show thatContinue reading “Picket in support of PeaceHealth Lab Workers. Friday Apr 14, 9-10:30 AM”