Autumn Referendum: Participate, Nominate, Vote

IWW Members Vote on Policy Changes & Elect New Union Officers

Every year, in autumn, IWW members vote in a national referendum on new union policies & priorities, as well as elect a new team of officers at the IWW International.

Changes in Union Policy & Priority in North America  

Call to action to vote in referendum
 

Over Labor Day Weekend 2021, the IWW held its Annual General Convention online. The convention spent 3 days deliberating resolutions brought forward by branches from Canada and the United States, and nominations for a new team of International officers (North America region) were received from around the two countries.

What’s Next?

Every member of the union will be receiving a ballot explaining who is running for each open post, as well as each resolution approved at the Annual General Convention.

Voting in the North America wide referendum is taking place between today, October 15 → November 30, 2021 by email using the secure election system Simply Voting.

The True North: Canada Votes in Additional Referendum 

In addition to our North America-wide referendum, our Canadian members are holding an additional annual referendum.

Nominations will be accepted for all open posts at the Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (CanROC) October 4 → 18, 2021. To see a full list of open posts visit IWW.CA

Every CanROC member will be receiving a ballot explaining who is running for each open post, as well as each resolution received.

Voting in the Canadian referendum will take place November 1 → 30, 2021 by email using the secure election system Simply Voting.

Results for the Canadian referendum will be available December 6, 2021.

Housekeeping

Remember to update your email address & personal contact information in our union’s records at redcard.iww.org where you can also pay your dues online. Only members who are up to date on their union dues will be able to vote.

If you have technical issues updating your personal contact information or paying your union dues online, please contact us at [email protected] & [email protected]. Canadian members, please contact [email protected].

Check back here for election information which will be published as it becomes available.

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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a labor union representing nearly 9,000 workers across North America. Established in 1905, the IWW is known for its high standards of democracy, transparency, multinationalism, and active use of the right to strike.