The Line was started in May of 2018 by the Olympia General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World to be a publication for the working class. The IWW has a very long tradition of newspapers and journalism dating all the way back to the union’s inception in 1905. In the first half of the 20th century there where over 100 different newspapers in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Flemish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, and, of course, English. Today there are newsletters in branches all over the U.S. and other parts of the world as well. As a reminder we do all this as volunteers, in fact our entire union is made up of workers who give their time!
We will be posting some of the articles here on this site. If you wish to submit something for The Line then email us: Organize@OlympiaIWW.com.
You find The Line in the following places:
Last Word Books
The Olympia Timberland Library
The Olympia Center
The west side Food Co-op
The east side Food Co-op
The Lacey Timberland Library
Click here to see some of the articles published in The Line.