Join the IWW

Do you meet all of the following conditions?

  • You are a worker (not an employer);red-card
  • You agree to abide by the IWW Constitution and regulations of this organization;
  • You agree to study the IWW’s principles and make yourself acquainted with its purposes.; and
  • You want to join us, then…

We want you! Join the IWW and help us create the One Big Union of all workers.

Join IWW by contacting a delegate: IWWBellingham at We have delegates in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and Everett.

The Industrial Workers of the World is a membership organization. Monthly dues are determined by your income. All members have equal rights: election of officers, votes in meetings and union-wide referenda. Membership includes a subscription to the IWW newspaper, Industrial Worker, and the internal members bulletin. Members who are in good standing (dues paid up and a member for a particular period of time) are eligible for office.

Dues structure:

  • Minimum Dues = $11.00 (US) per month – if you make less than $2,000.00 (US) per month;
  • Regular Dues = $22.00 (US) per month – if you make between $2,000.00-$3,500.00 (US) per month;
  • Maximum Dues = $33.00 (US) per month – if you make more than $3,500.00 (US) per month.
  • Initiation fee is payable only one time, and is equal to your dues.

Once you become a member of the IWW, you are expected to keep your membership dues current.  You must pay your dues to an IWW delegate.

Delegates are dues paying members of the IWW elected by their branch, shop, industrial union, or appointed “at large” where no IWW branch, shop, or local industrial union office currently exists. You may pay dues for as many months in advance as you wish.

The best way to maintain your dues is stay in touch with a Bellingham IWW delegate.

(1) Why Join the IWW?

(2) Ready to Join the IWW Now?

(3) Do you have questions about your eligibility?

(4) What you need to know about paying your dues.

(5) Are you located outside of the United States of America?

Your red IWW membership card with dues stamps is the ultimate record of your dues payments.

A Wobbly red card with dues stamps.

A Wobbly red card with dues stamps.

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