The IWW is a democratic union led by its membership. That means we, the workers, make all decisions and have the final say. The IWW is organized industrially, rather than by trades, and follows a solidarity unionism model. The IWW uses a wide range of tactics to achieve our goals. We don’t just rely on contracts and NLRB elections; we also use direct action and solidarity to defend individual union members who are not in an NLRB-recognized union shop. The IWW is open to all workers who do not have the power to hire and fire, regardless of employment status. Wobblies live by the motto “an injury to one is an injury to all.