New Freeway Hall

Organizing Center and Bookstore

5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
Wheelchair accessible.

Directions via Public Transit
By bus take the #7
By light rail, near the Columbia City station; then it’s a short walk east.

Phone: 206-722-2453

Public Hours
Monday through Friday, 10 am-6:30 pm.

New Freeway Hall is available for rent. Click here for more information!

Seattle Statements and News
Open Letter to Seattle Mayor, Police Chief, and Director of OPA, July 17, 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2pm

Marxism in the 21st century

Political educator Susan Williams gives an overview of new currents in socialist thought, such as “post-modern Marxism.” She traces their theoretical and social roots, including their links to such thinkers as Gramsci and critical theorists, and evaluates their impact and potential for today’s social movements.

Special guest speaker Susan Williams is a teacher of Marxist economics from New York City and a Doctors' union organizer.

New Freeway Hall

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party

Mondays, Aug. 14 thru Sept. 29 (excluding Labor Day weekend), 7:00-8:30pm

Six-week discussion circle on the book Poor Workers' Unions

Workers are under attack on virtually every front--wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions.

How do we fight back?

In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, and people of color who used community organizing, direct action, and workplace solidarity to win victories against greedy bosses. Existing outside of the AFL-CIO, this book describes how poor workers’ unions have organized tens of thousands since the 1960’s. Their membership came from a transient workforce relying on low wage jobs and the underground economy.

The study circle will look at the successes and shortcomings of these workers’ centers and how we can utilize these lessons to revive today’s labor movement.

For more information, please contact Jared at (208) 596-6515.

"As working people seek to envision a new labor movement, they will find invaluable inspiration in the hidden history of social justice unionism revealed in Vanessa Tait's Poor Workers' Unions."

—Jeremy Brecher, author of Strike!