Who can join the IWW?
As long as you are a worker — not an employer — you can join the IWW. Members of other unions (except officers), students, retirees, the unemployed, the self-employed, those in informal professions, and those unable to work may also join. To us, you are all workers.
There is a difference in interests at work between employees and employers. Even if someone doesn’t own the business, if they have real hiring and firing power over other workers then they count as an employer to us.
By restricting our membership to only workers we make it easier to act in solidarity with other people at your job and improve your working conditions. If you are a worker then you belong in the IWW with us!
Dues are scaled based on your monthly income at levels that are democratically decided on by the entire membership*
Dues are used for strike funds, organizing campaigns, and more**
less than $2000/mo
more than $3500/mo
* Joining the IWW requires an initiation fee equal to one month of dues in addition to your first monthly dues payment.