Say hello to our newest member, the West Virginia General Membership Branch!
The West Virginia GMB is the newest branch of the IWW, covering all of West Virginia and some counties in Maryland and Ohio. They formed as a result of the 2018 education walkouts, which brought together Wobblies from across the state to help teachers demand better working conditions. Since then, they’ve been committed to building the One Big Union by focusing on community assistance with free clothing drives, building regional density where membership is largest, and assisting the education fight with the most militant organizers inside West Virginia Educators Association and American Federation of Teachers.
“We wanted to join the SCC because of the ability to connect with other Wobblies across the South and Appalachia who might be able to help us organize certain industries and create deeper ties between our branch and more established branches and networks.”