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May 3, 2017
Intro (101) Class to the IWW
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

If you are an existing or former IWW member, or are thinking about joining the union, this is where you want to be! * We will discuss what makes the IWW different from other unions (trade or otherwise). * We will also discuss awesome topics like Solidarity Unionism and Direct Action. * As this is right after May Day, you'll be able to connect in solidarity with others who are fighting for the same cause of worker power.

The IWW is building a working class movement -- here in Portland and internationally -- for worker power and defense on the job and in our communities. This class struggle affects us all and we want YOU to be involved in this awesome and inspiring work.

This class is FREE and open to all workers. Light snacks will be provided! We sincerely hope to see you there!!

If you require babysitting assistance or kid focused activities on site in order to participate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with our Junior Wobblies coordinators*.

*Junior Wobblies is a vetted committee in the IWW designed to help provide childcare to fellow workers for the purpose of attending meetings, events, among other situations. The IWW makes sure that anyone involved with Junior Wobblies is a trusted community member, so that parents can have peace of mind.

Sep 23, 2017
Every Worker Needs A Home
Martin Luther King Statue at the Convention Center MAX Station

Did you know that 70% of fast food workers are over 20? That they rarely make enough to meet the rent or basic costs of living? That a third of those workers have at least some college education? That 1 in 4 have children at home they have to feed on their wages?

Burgerville bills itself as "fresh, local, and sustainable." In order to truly commit to that mission, its workers need to be able to making living wages.

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants and the Burgerville Workers Union, a chapter of the Portland IWW for a day of action to support workers and achieving their cost of living.

The rent is too high, and the wages are too low - and something here has got to give!

This event is part of Oregon Renter Week of Action, a part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! hosted by Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs. #RenterWeekOfAction

Meet at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30 to prepare. At 6, we will march to the MLK Burgerville location.

Burgerville Workers Union
We are the heart of Burgerville. We deserve a voice in our jobs and a raise. Because nobody should expect to live in poverty.

Portland IWW
The Portland, Oregon General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

The Community Alliance of Tenants
Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

Oct 7, 2017
Political Propaganda and Mural Painting Workshop
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

Join the IWW and the UMLEM (Unidades Muralistas Luchador Ernesto Miranda) from Chile in a conversation about political propaganda and a day-long mural workshop.

At noon we will discuss the theory and practice of political mural making and decide what we want to portray in the mural. From 2-6 we will be painting the IWW hall.

Bring friends, snacks and your most radical dreams for what you'd like to see in the mural!!!

To learn more about the UMLEM:

Los IWW y la UMLEM (Unidades Muralistas Luchador Ernesto Miranda) de Chile te invitan a una conversacion de la propaganda politica y un taller de muralismo.

Al medio dia estaremos hablando de la teoria y practica del muralismo y tambien decidir que queremos pintar en la pared. De las 2 hasta las 6 estaremos pintando la sala de IWW. Traiga tus amigxs, algo pa comer y tus suenos muralistas mas radicales!!

Para saber mas acerca de la UMLEM:

Arauco: la guerra más larga
A series of documentaries exploring the impacts of colonialism, cultural hegemony, economic imperialism and the forestry industry in Southern Chile.

Portland IWW
Community · Portland, Oregon
The Portland, Oregon General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Jan 18
Intro to the IWW "102" Class
IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside

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!

Kids activities can be arranged on-site by our Junior Wobblies coordinators. Please let us know in advance if you need help with your little ones in order to attend and participate in this event.