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!”

‘Drive-by Soapboxes’ by the IWW in Bellingham

Whatcom-Skagit IWWs have been standing along busy streets at rush hour to promote the union idea, and the IWW’s brand specifically. We have been along Lakeway, Holly and James. We get lots of waves and honks and ‘solidarity fists’. Sure, a few fingers too, but not very many. People stop to talk to us; weContinue reading “‘Drive-by Soapboxes’ by the IWW in Bellingham”

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 Many links lead to an outdated IWW website so we are fixing those.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”

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MARCH BURLINGTON FEB. 12

Familias Unidas por la Justicia los invita a marchar con nosotros. Familias Unidas por La Justicia Invites You to March With Us. IWW members will march with our big red banner. MARCH BEGINS in the corner of Fairhaven Ave & Burlington Blvd. in Burlington, WA 98233 and ENDS AT CITY HALL in downtown MT. VERNON.Continue reading “IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MARCH BURLINGTON FEB. 12”

Intro to the Industrial Workers of the World ( IWW )

Thursday January 5th. 7-8:30 PM. Public Market meeting room [behind Film is Truth counter] 1530 Cornwall, Bellingham Learn what about the Industrial Workers of the World [IWW; ‘Wobblies’]. We will have updates on IWW around the world. All workers in all types of work are invited to this presentation. Our union seeks to help workersContinue reading “Intro to the Industrial Workers of the World ( IWW )”

IWW Movie Night #2: Salt of theEarth

IWW REBEL WORKER MOVIE NIGHT SALT OF THE EARTH APRIL 16, 2016, 7 PM Garden St. Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden     “Salt of the Earth” [1954] is one of the first movies to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centers on a long and difficult strike, based onContinue reading “IWW Movie Night #2: Salt of theEarth”

IWW Movie Night

PRIDE March 19, 7 PM Bellingham Alternative Library 929 State Street $2 “Pride” (2014, 2 hours)  London gays and lesbians raise funds to support  striking coal miners in Thatcher’s Britain. Based on a true story, the developing solidarity between the initially homophobic miners and the LGBTQ community is inspiring. This is the first in theContinue reading “IWW Movie Night”