accounts

A Wobbly report from Greece

A member of the Twin Cities IWW reports back from Greece.

On the buses - Solidarity

London buses, 1976. © Copyright Martin Addison

An excellent pamphlet from 1976 by libertarian socialist group Solidarity about work and struggle on London's buses. Includes strikers' leaflets.

Direct action begins at home

Our friend Amédée Garneau sends along this story about small scale tenant organizing in New York.

May 1st in the Twin Cities

Wobmobile

From the Twin Cities IWW's blog, The Organizer, an account of the May Day protests and marches in the Twin Cities.

Working in America III: their time and ours - David Schanoes

A 1971 account and analysis of working in the main post office in Chicago. Foreshadows the workplace violence the USPS would later become infamous for.

Seventy days in Russia: What I saw - Angel Pestaña

Angel Pestaña

First published in Spain in 1924, Angel Pestaña’s journal recounting his experiences in Russia in the summer of 1920 as the delegate sent by the Spanish anarchosyndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (the CNT) to the Second Congress of the Third International, which he represents as “an objective accounting”, features encounters with Victor Serge, Peter Kropotkin, Lenin, Zinoviev, Lozovsky and Tomsky; while critical of the “mistakes” of the Bolsheviks, Pestaña ultimately absolves them of the greatest share of responsibility for the suffering of the Russian people, which he attributes to the blockade and civil war imposed and underwritten by the Western Democracies.

Work in America: encounters on the job - Stan Weir

Some work stories from Stan Weir, a socialist who worked a variety of manual labor jobs during the 1950s-1970s.

Who dismisses the teacher?

Our series on sleep and dreams continues with a post about stress and lack of sleep in the education industry.

"Every meal was a working meal"

Anonymous account of overtime in the video game industry in the early 90s.

Bathrooms

Our series on sleep continues with a piece by Gayge Operaista discussing divisions and oppression within the working class.