Portland IWW 20th Anniversary Party!

Friday, January 13

7:00pm – 9:00pm at Cider Riot
(807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR)

For the last 20 years the Portland IWW has been a consistent and innovative organization at the forefront of militant labor organizing in our region. Hundreds of people have been involved in our union throughout this time, many are still active today, and others are just getting started. It’s time to celebrate this legacy, in a time when unions are needed more than ever.

This event will be an opportunity to meet up with old comrades, and learn more about what the IWW is up to today. Our friends at Cider Riot!, Portland’s newest cider bar, will be hosting us in the cidery. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to mingle, share stories, and view a slideshow of years past. The event is all-ages, and open to all friends, family, and fellow workers from near and far. Our Junior Wobblies coordinators will be on hand to provide kids activities on site!

There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 to help fundraise for the Union Benefits program of the Burgerville Workers Union, an IWW organizing campaign. There’ll be pizza on hand too, courtesy of Scottie’s Pizza. Be sure to RSVP with this link to secure your slice!

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Intro to the IWW “102” Class, This Friday!

Learn more about your union and how we keep it democratic.

Intro to the IWW “102” Class
Friday, Oct. 14, from 6:00 – 8:00pm
@ the Portland IWW Hall (2249 E Burnside St.)

PART 2 in our Introductory series about the IWW!

In our recent Introduction to the IWW “101” class, we discussed what makes the IWW unique in comparison to other unions, we talked about the key principles of Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action, and we had a discussion about the Preamble to the IWW Constitution.

In this second class, we will talk about the organizational structure of the IWW (both locally and internationally), some active organizing projects of the IWW, a little IWW history, and we will discuss the various resources of our union.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Participation in the recent Introduction to the IWW “101” class is not required; please let us know if you have any questions.

Light snacks will be provided!

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A Rollerskating Party for All Workers!

Proler-skating

The Portland I.W.W. is proud to present
PROLER-SKATING: A Rollerskating Party For All Workers!

Please join us for our FREE rollerskating party at the Mt. Scott Community Center’s roller rink on Sunday, Oct. 23!

October is WOBtober, and we’re going to celebrate with a fun, family-friendly event that is open to everyone (except bosses, of course). There will be:

  • ROLLERSKATING! (free skate rentals)
  • MUSIC! (send us your song requests!)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES* (this will be a potluck, so feel free to bring along some snacks or a dish!)
  • CONTESTS & PRIZES! (best rollerskating moves?)
  • SOLIDARITY with your comrades!

Please share this event with your family, friends and comrades!

Here’s the Facebook event page.

* note: alcohol is not permitted at the Mt. Scott Community Center. Let’s save the spirits for later!

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Sitcom Strike! at Worker Wednesday

Labor-focused episodes of Roseanne and The Simpsons at our Worker Wednesday!
Wednesday, Sept. 28
6:00 – 9:00pm
Portland IWW Hall – 2249 E Burnside St.

Watch as an overworked and disrespected Roseanne fights back against her boss at the Wellman Plastics factory with her characteristic sharp wit!

And then, witness not one but TWO strikes in the town of Springfield, as the teachers go on strike in one episode of The Simpsons, and the nuclear power plant workers go on strike in the other. Homer Simpson as union president is nothing short of amazing…

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IWW Worker Wednesdays are a great opportunity to meet some Wobblies and other workers, talk about campaigns & union stuff, and get to know each other.

Popcorn will be provided, BYOB or other snacks!

Hosted the the PDX IWW Education and Outreach Committee

Questions? Contact the branch secretary by email or by calling 503-893-2382.

Need childcare in order to participate? Email our Junior Wobblies coordinator ASAP to talk about options.

Facebook event page.

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Hardship Fund:
A fund to help support fellow workers fired for organizing on the job.

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