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Official Tent Cities Come to Olympia

In mid July, the Olympia City Council declared a state of emergency regarding the recent growth of the houseless population in the city, or rather, the growing visibility of houseless people. There are indeed more houseless people in… Read More

Prisoners all across the country go on strike against Slave Labor!

On August 21st, the anniversary of the killing of Black Panther George Jackson, prisoners all over the country went on strike. There are sit-ins, work-stoppages, commissary boycotts, and other actions happening till September 9th, the anniversary of the… Read More

Culinary workers are getting organized!

The Olympia Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World calls on you to join the Union! Only together can we fight for better pay, shorter hours, and a better world! It is we, the workers, who do… Read More

IWOC Endorses National Prison Strike and Pledges Support

Whereas, trusted comrades, collectives, and networks behind the prison walls have convened, called for a “National Prison Strike” from August 21 to Sept 9, 2018, issued a set of demands and guidelines and requested outside support, Whereas, we,… Read More

Interview with Ballentine Palubinsky

DB: How old are you Ballentine? BP: 36 DB: Where did you grow up? BP: I grew up in Las Vegas Nevada, I have been in Olympia for about 4 years now. DB: What was your first job?… Read More

A Worker’s Independence Day

[Note: this was originally published in The Line on July 1st, 2018.] We the Industrial Workers of the World fight for a better tomorrow. We believe “It is the historic mission of the working class to do away… Read More

The Teacher Strikes, the Janus case, and the path forward for labor.

On February 22nd the teachers of West Virginia went on strike. One of their motto’s was 55 strong. Meaning that all the teachers in all 55 counties in West Virginia are united in their struggle. The teachers in… Read More

A.E.I.O.U.

What follows is a very basic primer for organizing your fellow workers on the job. This is just to get you thinking. We encourage you to take the Organizers Training 101 that the IWW offers. It is open… Read More

History of International Workers’ Day

On May 4th, 1886, one hundred and thirty-two years ago, the event took place in Haymarket Square in Chicago that started what is called the Haymarket affair and ultimately lead to the creation of International Workers Day. The… Read More