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One Possible IWW Organizational Model

The follwoing diagram is just one of many possible IWW Industrial Union organizational models based on the Metal & Machinary Workers IU 440.

The diagram shows an automobile plant as a hypothetical shop. Note the following:

  • The plant (detailed at the bottom) is organized into five-dozen shop departments, each with its own function.

  • Each shop department has elected at least one delegate who reports to the shop council.

  • Each IU 440 shop, and their corresponding shop council in the area belongs to the local IU 440 Industrial Union Branch (center of the diagram).

  • Each IU 440 Branch - reports to the local General Industrial District Council (right-middle) composed of all Industrial Union Branches in that region, to the local Departmental District Council (left-middle), and to the International Industrial Union (top).