IWW organizing

IWW 'target'- working form the outside in toward the big picture goal- abolition of the wage system!
IWW ‘target’- working from the outside in toward the big picture goal- abolition of the wage system!

Starbucks workers should visit www.starbucksunion.org

IWW members organize both in and outside the workplace. Members who do not work in an IWW-organized workplace are affiliated through General Membership Branches.


IWW Mobile Rail Union IU 520, Chicago, IL

How IWW members organize in a workplace is left up to them. If members wish to make a legally recognized bargaining unit through a National Labor Board election, fine. If they prefer to carry out direct actions without formal recognition or a contract, that’ s fine too, and within the finest traditions of IWW unionism. We are a democratic, decentralized organization; nobody tells workers how to go about organizing their workplace or what the terms of a contract must be should you choose to negotiate one.

IWW branches occasionally sponsor organizing workshops. These present some of the methods and tactics that workers could use in workplace organizing. If a workshop is scheduled for anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or Lower Mainland of BC, it will be posted on the events page. Visit the IWW website’s ORGANIZING webpage for some ideas and to find out about trainings.

Jimmy John's Campaing poster.
IWW Jimmy John’s Union Campaign poster.
IWW Starbucks Workers Union
IWW Starbucks Workers Union


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