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!
Fellow Workers! Please join us for our annual “Roll The Union On” Portland IWW Bocce Tournament!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
2:00 – 8:00pm
LENTS PARK in SE Portland
The entry fee for the tournament is $10-15 sliding scale, and the funds will go to the Portland IWW Union Hall. The winner will take home glorious prizes!
Food & drinks will be provided (BBQ action with both a meat and a vegan grill), but please feel free to bring along some grillables and other potluck treats! Also, B.Y.O.B.! (we have the proper permit)
This event is open to all Fellow Workers and our comrades!
There’s a new union campaign in town at Portland State University.
On Monday, Feb. 1, there was a lively march to the university administration building, where workers presented a demand letter to the university president.
After reading out testimony and a list of demands, workers informed the president that they expect his signature on their letter of agreement by February 15. The president tried to engage workers in a dialogue, but everyone held their ground saying there was nothing to talk about until after the university recognizes and begins bargaining with the union. Chanting, “We’ll be back!”, the workers left the building in unison.
Be sure to stay tuned for more actions and rallies to support these workers!
Fellow Workers, comrades, and all working people of Portland:
The next Portland IWW social event – the Chinwag – will be on TUESDAY, MARCH 31 at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub on SE Hawthorne Ave.
The meetup will be from 6:00 – 10:00pm, with children welcome at the Lucky Lab until 9:00pm. Come and hang out with members of the Portland branch of the Industrial Workers of the World!