Official IWW Literature and Documents
Official IWW literature is any literature, written by or about the IWW, that has been approved by the IWW's General Executive Board (who are elected to one-year terms by a democratic vote of the dues paying membership), or by a direct vote of the IWW's general membership. The following documents are official literature, but is not an exhaustive set.
- IWW Constitution - 2013 Edition (English PDF File) | (German PDF File) | (Spanish PDF File) | (Scotch Gaelic Preamble PDF File) | (Taiwanese Preamble PDF File) |
- Annotated English Preamble (PDF File)
- One Big Union - By the IWW, 2000; based on a pamphlet originally written by William E Trautmann.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What Everyone Should Know - the rest of the Frequently Asked Questions about the IWW.
- Sto bi svi trebali znati o Industrijskim Radnicima Svijeta (Serbo-Croat)
The General Strike:
- The General Strike - A Speech by "Big Bill" Haywood, March 16, 1911.
- The General Strike - By Ralph Chaplin, 1933
Additional Official Documents:
- The ABC's of Revolutionary Unionism - By F.N. Brill.
- Father Haggerty's Wheel - A graphic representation of the IWW's industrial union organization program.
- The IWW; its History, Structure and Methods - By Vincent St. John, 1917
- A New Union Vision - By Arthur J. Miller.
- The Role of the Dual Carder in the IWW - By Joshua DeVries. (PDF File)
- Solidarity - The IWW and the Industrial Union Movement in America.
- Think it Over - An Introduction to the IWW.
- You Are the Union - All about membership in the IWW.
The Pyramid of [the] Capitalist System