We, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), are a prisoner-led section of the Industrial Workers of the World. We struggle to end prison slavery along with allies and supporters on the outside. On September 9, 2016 we were part of a coalition of inside and outside groups that launched the largest prison strike in US history. Resistance to prison slavery continues with work stoppages, hunger strikes and other acts of resistance to business as usual.
But it will take a mass movement – inside and out – to abolish prison slavery. We have hundreds of members in over 15 prisons and our membership continues to grow. We invite all those who agree with our statement of purpose to join us!
Your local committee is the Joint Olympia-Tacoma IWOC. The Olympia branch of the Industrial Workers of the World works hand in hand with the Tacoma branch. Contact us at Organize@OlympiaIWW.com or come to an IWOC meeting. They are every 2nd Friday at POWER (309 5th Ave SE) from 5:30 to 7:30 in odd months and in even months they are held in Tacoma at cafe Metronome (3518 6th Ave, Ste 101, Tacoma, WA 98406).
Our IWOC also has letter writing nights which are the 4th Friday of every month at Burial Grounds (211 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501) starting at 5:30pm.
Thanks and Solidarity!