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

Saturday, August 5, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Red Letter Press booth at Umoja Fest 2017

Red Letter Press booth at Umoja Fest 2017

Meet up with other activists, educators and community historians at the Red Letter Press booth at Umoja Fest 2017, a Pacific Northwest celebration of African and African American history and culture.

The festival has long been one of the most multi-ethnic celebrations in the Seattle community. Featured attractions are musical entertainment of all varieties, children’s group performances, dance, oration by national recording artists, food, bargains, and plenty of fun.

If you would like to help at our booth, give Muffy a call at 213-479-0960 or email her at, or just look for the Red Letter Press signs when you get there.

The festival is at Judkins Park, 2150 S. Norman, Seattle.

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!