Support the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

Support the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

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Help us support our courageous incarcerated organizers on the inside, and build industrial Union democracy inside and out, for freedom and an end to mass incarceration!

IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

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We, the Incarerated Workers Organizing Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) have been tasked and authorized by the Organizing Department, with the support of the General Executive Board of the IWW, with bringing industrial organization and democracy to the inmate-workers of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). With over 2,000,000 workers being held prisoner and exploited in the U.S. alone, with the full sanction and support of Corporate-controlled government,the challenge is imposing. But the IWW also recognizes the tremendous opportunity to effect positive change if we succeed in our goals of democratic education, organization, and emancipation for every incarcerated worker possible.

The One Big Union was initially approached by a group of inmate-workers currently incarcerated in the Southern U.S. They communicated to us that they had come to the realization that withdrawing their willing labor and cooperation are the only means left to exert constructive pressure on the PIC. Their predicament is shared by incarcerated workers all over the world. What choice is left to those workers who are held against their will and compelled to labor but to organize and rebel?

Around the globe are millions of working class men, women, and youth, of every culture and language, struggling to survive within penal systems created not to compassionately rehabilitate , but to ruthlessly exploit .  The IWW intends to positively and democratically transform this “system that crushes people and penalizes them for not being able to stand the weight”. The IWOC exists to faciliate Union organizing of inmate-workers without regard to geopgraphic location.

The IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committe , with your help, wishes to:

  • Create a Incarcerated Workers Solidarity Committees in your area to raise money, take action, and spread the word of this struggle, including writing to inmates in local, State, and Federal prisons.

  • Amplify the voices of prisoners by posting this and future updates to your website, facebook, email lists, and so on

  • Join our email list so as to be kept up to date and amplify future updates. Contact us at and like us on facebook:   

  • Donate money to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

  • Join the IWW and our Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

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The IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee  

The IWW is an grassroots, revolutionary union open to all working people, including the incarcerated and the unemployed. Founded in 1905, we have been aggressively organizing in recent years with struggles at Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, and promoting the General Strike call during the Wisconsin Uprising. We are committed to amplifying the voices of prisoners, ending an economic system based on exploitation and racial caste systems like mass incarceration, and adding our contribution to the global movements for a just, free, and sustainable world. Our guiding motto is “An injury to one is an injury to all!”.

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