Get Involved

IWOC is growing quickly and we can use all the help we can get to support incarcerated workers organizing on the inside.

The best way to support IWOC is by becoming a member and/or joining a branch. If a branch doesn't currently exist in your community, we can help you start one.

Become a Member

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is part of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities.

If you are currently incarcerated membership is free. For everyone else, membership dues are kept low and based on your current income.

Sponsor an Incarcerated Worker Membership

Incarcerated workers labor in conditions of slavery, generally making wages of between $0 and in the low double-digits of cents per hour. Building infrastructure to support incarcerated workers’ self-organization costs money, like any union organizing effort. $60 covers a member's dues for a year.

Subscribe to The Incarcerated Worker Newsletter

The Incarcerated Worker is a quarterly publication featuring the writings and art of prisoners from a revolutionary labor perspective. Subscribe for $20.

Join/Start a Branch

The best way to get plugged into the work is by talking with IWOC organizers in your area. Visit our Branches page to find the nearest branch to you. If there isn't one nearby, that's ok. Contact us at and we can help you get involved and eventually even start your own branch with others.


Join the IWOC Phone Zap

A phone zap is a coordinated series of calls to a prison in support of a prisoner. Making these calls shows the prison that we are paying attention and interrupts business until they respond.

Make the Phone Zap Calls

Sign up For Future Alerts (email list to be notified of future phone zaps)