North America

Working for Wages

The workers have to deal with their own reality and that transforms them

Based on his experience in auto factories, Glaberman discusses the contradictions of the union's role.

Walter Reuther, "social unionist" - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman's review of 'The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor'.

Black cats, white cats, wildcats: Auto workers in Detroit, 1969

Introductory article and account of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and its activity in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s by Martin Glaberman.

Parsons on the 8 hour Day

Albert R. Parsons, Haymarket Martyr and anarchist on the movement for an eight-hour working day in March, 1886.

State of the Unions: Recent US Labour Struggles in Perspective

Review: Bad: the autobiography of James Carr

A review of James Carr's autobiography. Carr was a gang-member and jail-bird in 1960's California, became deeply politicized while inside but also developed a powerful critique of the nature of prisoners' struggles

Wildcats in the Appalachian coal fields - William Cleaver

William Cleaver on the often unofficial strikes of miners in the mid to late 20th century.

Levine, Philip, 1928-today

Anarchist poet - Philip Levine

A short biography and information about the politics of American anarchist poet, Philip Levine.

Dolgoff, Sam, 1902-1990

An obituary and short biography of Russian-American labour organiser and anarcho-syndicalist Sam Dolgoff.