Documents

Transparency

We believe in transparency in the IWW. That’s why we’re posting here the constitution of our union, the bylaws of our branch, and the policy manual of the union’s general executive board. We also believe in directly stating our core values of radical social change, so you will also find here some documents that lay out our perspective on society.

Preamble to the IWW Constitution

This document lays out the basic values of our organization, as a group of people who fight for better lives in the short and who fight for a better world in the long term.
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Annotated Preamble to the IWW Constitution

The IWW Preamble is over 100 years old. We are proud of it but it.s important to be able to put it in 21st century language. Tim Acott, an IWW member from Portland, Oregon, wrote this commentary on the IWW Preamble which puts in everyday terms and goes into more detail about our vision and values.
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The Constitution

This is the Constitution of our union, the highest formal document we have.
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IWW Manual of Policies and Procedures

This Manual governs our General Executive Board and everything under its jurisdiction . the General Administration. We post this here in the interest of union democracy and transparency.
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Twin Cities IWW Branch Bylaws

These bylaws are the agreements we.ve made with each other about how operate in our branch. We post these here in the interest of transparency and democracy.
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