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Portland IWW Celebrates Opening of New Union Hall

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) are opening their new union hall on Mayday, Wednesday, May 1st. The hall is located at 616 E. Burnside in Portland. 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 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).

[ Newswire | IWW Website ]