North America

US Green Corn rebellion, 1917

In 1917, the Working Class Union reacted to the imposition of military conscription with an ill-fated but heroic armed rebellion that stands with the agitational campaigns of working class anarchists as a revolutionary response to US entry into World War One.

1919: US steel strike

While defeated by overwhelming police repression against pickets and union halls, the 1919 strike is significant in the history of organized class struggle in basic manufacturing and the high point of William Z. Foster's "bore from within" approach to syndicalism.

Rural mail carriers in Alberta wildcat

Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers in northern Alberta, Canada Wildcatted on Monday September 24th. Mail delivery was cut off in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Nisku, Edson, Hinton and Delton Depot in Edmonton.

USA: Auto-workers on nationwide strike at General Motors

General Motors worker on strike, Parma, Ohio

Thousands of United Auto Workers walked off the job at General Motors Corp. plants around the country Monday in the first nationwide strike against GM since 1970.

Calgary 1919: The Birth of the OBU and the General Strike - Eugene Plawiuk

Eugene Plawiuk's history of the Calgary general strike of 1919, which started off as a sympathy strike for the Winnipeg general strike and soon escalated into their own struggle for union recognition.

The Edmonton General Strike of 1919 - Eugene Plawiuk

Eugene Plawiuk's account of the Edmonton general strike of 1919 which was sparked off in solidarity with the general strike in Winnipeg,

Battle of Ballantyne Pier, 1935 - Sam Lowry

A short history and background of the 1935 dockers' strike and subsequent bloody confrontation with police in Vancouver that became known as the Battle of Ballantyne Pier.

Canada: carpenter's wildcat spreads to other workers

250 carpenters at the Petro-Canada site launched the wildcat strike after their planned strike was banned by anti-union laws.

Atlanta cabbies in wildcat strike

Cab drivers refused to collect passengers

Cabbies at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport went on a five-hour wildcat strike Monday that ended when airport officials agreed to consider a list of their grievances.

Mexico: Union leaders accused of attacking their own members

Education workers in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico

Striking teachers in Cuidad Juarez have accused union bosses of being behind an attack on them.