Our monthly Worker Wednesday event is coming up on Wednesday, March 30! This is an opportunity to meet some Wobblies and other workers, drink beer OR root beer, talk about campaigns & union stuff, and get to know each other. Children are welcome until 9:00pm, so no need to call the sitter.

We’ll hold the fort at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (SE 9th & Hawthorne) from 6 to 10pm. We’ll see you there!

Worker Wednesday – Jan. 27, 2016

Our next IWW Chinwag will be

WHERE: Migration Brewing (2828 NE Glisan St.)

WHEN: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

WHY: To get together for some informal good times!

All workers are welcome at IWW Chinwags. Kids are allowed on site until 9:00pm. Invite your friends & your coworkers! Together we can chase away the capitalist gloom 🙂

Chase away the gloom

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IWW Chinwag: BBQ Edition!

Join us on Wednesday, August 26, for a good old-fashioned BBQ!

WHEN: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
WHERE: The IWW Office (2249 E Burnside) – in the backyard!
WHY: To hang out with your Fellow Workers and enjoy the summer!

We’ll have food, including vegan options, but feel free to bring stuff to throw on the grill if you’d like.

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PROLERSKATING: A May Day Rollerskating Party!

The Portland I.W.W. is proud to present our own awesome May Day party: PROLERSKATING!

All workers are welcome to our FREE rollerskating party at the Mt. Scott Community Center’s roller rink on Friday, May 1!

The action begins at 8:30pm, and we’ll roll the Union on until 11:00pm!

We’re going to celebrate International Workers’ Day with a fun, family-friendly event that is open to everyone (except bosses, of course). There will be:

  • ROLLERSKATING! (free skate rentals)
  • MUSIC! (send us your song requests!)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES* (this will be a potluck, so feel free to bring along some snacks or a dish!)
  • CONTESTS & PRIZES! (best rollerskating moves?)
  • SOLIDARITY with your comrades!

Also, there will be an unofficial pre-party in the playground area outside of the roller rink, as we wait until 8:30 to go inside.

Please share this event with your family, friends and co-workers!

* note: alcohol is not permitted at the Mt. Scott Community Center. Let’s save the spirits for the after-party!

A Good Old-Fashioned CHINWAG

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!


Working For Food Justice

Working For Food Justice

The Portland IWW will be a part of this panel discussion. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Portland State University!

Market Center Building Room 123
1600 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR

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A Good Old-Fashioned I.W.W. Chinwag!

Please join us for the first good old-fashioned I.W.W. Chinwag of 2015!

6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

This is simply an excuse to meet up, hang out and have a good time with your comrades!

And this is NOT a private I.W.W. function. Quite the contrary! This is open to all, so tell your friends, drop by and join in the fun!

Children are permitted at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub until 9:00pm!

Walmart Black Friday Rally PRE-GAME with the I.W.W.

Join the Wob Squad as we meet up at the Portland IWW office on Friday, Nov. 28 before the official Black Friday Rally at the Walmart on SE 82nd Ave in Portland!

WHEN: 8:30 am on “Black Friday”

WHERE: 2249 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214

INFO: The Portland GMB of the Industrial Workers of the World is pleased to announce we will be hosting a pot-luck style breakfast and organizing carpooling to the Black Friday Rally from 10:00am – 12:00pm in solidarity with hosts Jobs with Justice, 15Now PDX and UFCW:

Please SHARE, bring anyone else who might be interested in attending, something light to eat and share, and be ready for an exciting morning of direct action!

WORKED Discussion Nights

WORKED Discussion Nights are a space for workers* to learn, share and act. Come share struggles and successes, learn from peers and allies, and strategize ways to take action on our dreams of fair and democratic workplaces.
Back Stage Bar – 3702 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Kimball Room on the 3rd Floor

Three different Discussion Nights include:

  • May 29 – Office Space: Surviving the Modern Workplace
  • June 12 – Serving the Community: Work in the Nonprofit and Public Sector
  • June 26 – Precarious Life: Internships, Temp Work, and Underemployment

Free food and drinks!

RSVP here to let us know that you can make it to any of the WORKED Discussion Nights.

*Work doesn’t always get a paycheck! Students, interns, and volunteer and unemployed workers are encouraged to join the conversation. To build a space for all workers, we ask that employers and supervisors with hiring/firing power not attend. Please be prepared to be respectful, supportive, maintain confidentiality and promote a safer space.

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