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“First 7 Jobs” Potluck Event

What were your first 7 jobs?

Share your stories, and learn more from your friends and fellow workers…



You might have seen #firstsevenjobs buzzing around on social media last month. The Portland IWW invites you to an event to eat some food, share our “first seven job” stories, and hear yours!

We’ll have a few Wobblies get us started by sharing their stories, and then open up the mic. At the end, we’ll award some prizes for the winner of our special BINGO. No need to feel embarassed, everyone’s got a great story to tell!

This will be a potluck so in addition to bringing your stories, bring a labeled dish/beverage to share!

If you’ve never been to our hall or any Portland IWW event, this will be a good first event to make it out to! The Portland IWW Hall is located at 2249 E Burnside St.

We hope to see you there!

May Day 2014 in PDX!

Fellow Workers!

On Thursday, May 1, we invite you to march with the I.W.W. during the May Day celebration in downtown Portland!

ALL WORKERS are welcome to join us! Our strength lies in our numbers, and working class solidarity is our goal and the tool with which we will create a better society within the shell of the old.

We’ll see YOU on May Day, at Park Ave. & SW Main St. in downtown Portland, at 3:00pm!

(look for the red balloons!)

May Day 2014 – People Over Profit! on Facebook

March with the I.W.W. on May Day!

Junior Wobblies May Day Float!

Do you have a kid that might want to make a float for the May Day march?
All ages welcome! All kids welcome!
Parents do not have to be in the IWW for kids to participate.

Junior Wobblies is going to decorate a bike cart for the march, using our imagination and materials from SCRAP.

Please send an email with your snail mail address to:
so we may send an invitation to your child.


Joe Hill Night! Fanning the Flames of Discontent

  • Saturday, November 19, 2011
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Star E Rose Cafe  (NE 24th & Alberta)
  • Music by General Strike and I Wobble Wobble

A Benefit for The Alliance Newspaper
Suggested Donations at the Door: $5 – $20

Join General Strike and the IWW for a 30-year Portland tradition, celebrating the songs and spirit of Joe Hill and other radical song writers. Joe Hill, an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was framed on a murder charge and executed by a firing squad in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 19, 1915.

Joe Hill’s famous song, “The Preacher and the Slave” was first released and sung on the streets of Portland, Oregon about 1910. General Strike will sing and lead many Joe Hill songs, along with other rabble-rousing music. General Strike, along with the Portland IWW and others, have been celebrating Joe Hill Night as a Portland tradition since 1990.

General Strike has been leading songs on picket lines and social justice rallies in Portland and the Pacific Northwest since 1987.

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