The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) are opening their new
union hall on Mayday, Wednesday, May 1st. There will be an open house/benefit starting at 7 PM. A short music set of IWW songs by local wobbly band the "Joe Hillbillies" will happen around 8PM.
The hall is located at 616 E. Burnside in Portland.
The IWW is a member run labor union founded in 1905. The IWW has a long history in Portland, organizing Saw mills, Longshore and cannery workers in the past; grocery, restaurant and social workers more recently. In 1916 the IWW hall was described as "The center of Portland culture" by Portland Journalist, John Reed (7 days that shook the world).
The IWW can be contacted at 503.231.5488