WWU STUDENT WORKERS FORM A UNION

Students employed by Western Washington University have formed a new union, unionized as Western Academic Workers United, affiliated with the United Auto Workers. A large majority of graduate and undergraduate student employees who do research or instructional work filed for union recognition on December 2 with the Washington Public Employment Relations Commission. The Union hopesContinue reading “WWU STUDENT WORKERS FORM A UNION”

Sehome Starbucks votes UNION- YES!

Baristas at the Starbucks in Sehome Village just voted to join Starbucks Workers United. The vote was 15-6. A small group of Starbucks workers from the three union stores as well as some Wobblies milled around outside waiting for the for the vote tally, which was announced at 6:25 PM. Three down, two stores toContinue reading “Sehome Starbucks votes UNION- YES!”

Subscribe to IWW media- Seattle Worker and Industrial Worker

The Seattle Worker is the bimonthly newsletter of the Seattle IWW. Seattle is one of the largest and most actively unionizing branches in our union. You can subscribe to get paper copies in the mail, and also view content online. It is locally focused, and occasionally features articles from Wobblies in the Whatcom-Skagit branch. IndustrialContinue reading “Subscribe to IWW media- Seattle Worker and Industrial Worker”

UPDATING THE BELLINGHAM IWW WEBSITE

Friends and fellow workers, The Whatcom-Skagit IWW branch is finally beginning to update our website at bellinghamiww.org. Many links lead to an outdated IWW website so we are fixing those. We will get back to regular blog posts. To learn more about the IWW in Northwest Washington write to us this cleverly disguised address bellinghamContinue reading “UPDATING THE BELLINGHAM IWW WEBSITE”

Teamsters in Bellingham vote to strike

If the workers at Bellingham Cold Storage do strike, IWW encourages you to show up and walk the picket line with them in Solidarity. The following was posted on “The Stand” https://www.thestand.org/?p=99324 with information from Teamsters Local 231: BELLINGHAM (June 15, 2021) — Teamsters Local 231 members at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) have voted unanimouslyContinue reading “Teamsters in Bellingham vote to strike”

Restaurant Staff Fight for Coworkers Left out of Pandemic Relief

[Via organizing.work.] Marianne Garneau interviews a restaurant worker organizing support for migrant coworkers who cannot access government assistance in the wake of pandemic-related layoffs The restaurant industry in New York runs on migrant labor – especially the “back of house” or kitchen — much of it undocumented. As explained in this excellent article by Eater,Continue reading “Restaurant Staff Fight for Coworkers Left out of Pandemic Relief”

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 platform, and taking to the streets will always be directed at a workplace. Also, weContinue reading “Organizer Training 101 February 9-10”