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Department 500 - Transportation and Communication

Marine Workers Industrial Union 510

All workers in cargo and passenger transportation by water. All repair, maintenance, and
supply workers specific to the marine industry. All workers in ports, including food, beverage, and newsstand workers.

Railroad Workers Industrial Union 520

All workers in long distance railway freight and passenger transportation. All repair,maintenance, and supply workers specific to the railroad industry. All workers in railroad terminals, including food, beverage, and newsstand workers.

Ground Transportation and Transit Workers Industrial Union 530

All workers in freight and passenger transportation by ground including truck, commuter rail, bus, limousine, cab, and pedicab. All workers in towing and storage of motor vehicles. All repair, maintenance, and supply workers specific to the industry. All workers in bus and transit stations, including food, beverage, and newsstand workers.

Postal, Express, and Message Delivery Workers Industrial Union 540

All non-governmental workers in processing, transfer, and delivery of letters and messages by motor vehicle and bicycle.

Air Transport Workers Industrial Union 550

All workers in freight and passenger transportation by air. All repair, maintenance, and supply workers specific to the aviation industry. All workers in airports including food, beverage, and newsstand workers.

General Distribution Workers Industrial Union 560

All workers in general wholesale and warehouse facilities not attached to a particular industry. All workers engaged in support activities for transportation and storage of goods including packing and crating services, inspection and survey services, freight-forwarding services, etc.

Communications and Internet Technology Workers Industrial Union 570

All workers who provide and maintain telephone, internet, telegraph, satellite communication and computer operations, including programming and networking. All workers engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of communications cable, signal towers, transmitters, etc.

Information Service Workers Industrial Union 580

All workers who collect, store, and retrieve information by conducting market research, opinion polling, fundraising, and archival and statistical research services. All workers in telephone call centers, telephone answering services, captioning services, mailbox and mail forwarding services. All workers not otherwise organized who work in communications and public relations.

Video, Audio, and Film Production Workers Industrial Union 590

All workers who produce recorded music, video games, motion pictures, and radio and television programs or distribute them for sale, rental, or broadcast. All workers involved in providing auxiliary services to the industry including food and beverage, catering, talent booking, set and costume production, equipment and location rentals, bulk duplication of recorded media, etc.

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IWW Members working in these industries are encouraged and invited to join the email list for Industrial Department 500 at dept500@lists.iww.org