Skip to content




IWW Vancouver Island c/o

Red Lion Press

Box 297 St. A, Nanaimo BC,

V9R 5K9

What the IWW stands for – We are a union open to all workers, whether or not the IWW happens to have representation rights in your workplace. We organize the worker, not the job, recognizing that unionism is not about government certification or employer recognition but about workers coming together to address our common concerns. Sometimes this means striking or signing a contract. Sometimes it means refusing to work with an unsafe machine or following the bosses’ orders so literally that nothing gets done. Sometimes it means agitating around particular issues or grievances in a specific workplace, or across an industry.

Because the IWW is a democratic, member-run union, decisions about what issues to address and what tactics to pursue are made by the workers directly involved.

Since the IWW was founded in 1905, we have recognized the need to build a truly international union movement in order to confront the global power of the bosses and in order to strengthen workers’ ability to stand in solidarity with our fellow workers no matter what part of the globe they happen to live on.

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 18, 2010 7:12 am

    The old Yahoo group anarcho-syndicalism has been abandoned by its moderator and was infected with Spam. I started a new group called Anarchist-Syndicalist (see Website address above). I am hoping to rebuild group membership worldwide. Please help us gain exposure. Solidarity,
    Ian Elliott

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: