accounts

Wildcat: Dodge Truck June 1974

Detailed article by participants and eyewitnesses about the wildcat strike at the Chrysler truck plant in Michigan, 1974, and the roles of the workers, the union and the left.

The Hamburg revolution - Heinrich Laufenberg

A participant's account of their involvement in the November 1918 rebellion in Hamburg, and the movement of workers' councils that developed from it.

Low-level organising in a hospital

A hospital worker named Malcolm's account of collective organisation and counter-information in the workplace.

Direct action against unpaid wages on a demolition site

Demolition worker Anthony's account of labouring in the New England winter, and taking direct action when his wages were not paid.

Employee thieving at a discount chain store

Kmart worker Karl recounts his employment in the late 70s and early 80s, with his and his co-workers' unofficial way of supplementing their wages.

Employee sabotage in a copy shop

Alan, a shop clerk's account of unofficial wage enhancement in a Minneapolis photocopy outfit.

Resisting work in harvest time

Tad, a combine driver, recounts sabotaging machines in order to get a break from work on Texas farms.

A bike messengers minor rebellion

Kenny, a bicycle courier, recalls taking direct action to get management to abandon a new work practice.

Account of a well-prepared wildcat strike

Nick, an assembly line worker, recounts sabotage and a walkout at his factory when the workers' contract expired.

Shirking 9 to 5: diary of a reluctant temp

An agency worker recalls several years' temping in London, trying to help his co-workers and do as little work as possible.