I joined the IWW, at first, because it was the only union that I would be able to join in the technology industry. I knew that I probably wouldn't be able to organize my workplace (though it hasn't stopped me from trying). Also, I wanted something that had more solidarity with workers from other industries than something like the Tech Workers Coalition. However, the kind of anti-labor sentiment that has risen in the United States in the last 50 years convinced that industrial unionism is the best model build labor solidarity. I want to see more businesses owned and run by the workers and I think the IWW will be an excellent model to move forward with workplace democracy everywhere.
I am curious to hear what drew all of you to the One Big Union!