Thursday, March 23

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

Wikipedia - "The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed 'Wobblies', is an international labor union that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. The union combines general unionism with industrial unionism, as it is a general union whose members are further organized within the industry of their employment. The philosophy and tactics of the IWW are described as 'revolutionary industrial unionism', with ties to both socialist and anarchist labor movements. In the 1910s and early 1920s, the IWW achieved many of their short-term goals, particularly in the American West, and cut across traditional guild and union lines to organize workers in a variety of trades and industries. At their peak in August 1917, IWW membership was more than 150,000. ..."
PBS - People & Events: The Industrial Workers of the World
Documents, Essays and Analysis for a History of the Industrial Workers of the World
IWW posters
YouTube: Free Speech and the IWW, Industrial Workers of the World- Educational Presentation, The Wobblies Full Documentary 1:28:39

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