car industry

Renault workers fight sackings - Solidarity

A graphic account, written by rank-and-file French metalworkers, of struggles against job cuts at Renault in Paris and Le Mans, written as British car manufacturers also make cuts. Published as the first Agitator (later renamed Solidarity) pamphlet.

Standard Triumph strike: the full facts - Solidarity

An account and lessons of the unofficial strike by 126 workers at the Standard Triumph Service Depot 24 April-14 June, 1961. Written by George Jacobs, Ken Weller, Tom Hillier and Jim Petter and published as Solidarity pamphlet 5.

What next for engineers? - Ken Weller

1972 reprint by Big Flame of a Solidarity pamphlet by Ken Weller about the learnings for workers from the ten-week strike at Ford Dagenham in 1962, as Ford management begin to get tough at the Halewood plant.

Solidarity motor bulletin #02: UAW scab union

Issue of Solidarity's car industry bulletin from March 22, 1974, looking at the behaviour of the US auto workers' industrial union the UAW and how it was sabotaging and scabbing on struggles of its members at the time.

Introduction to L’ouvrier américain (1949)

From Social­isme ou Bar­barie no. 1 (1949), the introduction to The American Worker.

Images from 1934 Autolite strike

Considered one of the most important strikes in American history, the Toledo Autolite strike is best remembered by its mass pickets and running battles between strikers and police/National Guard.

1932: the Ford Hunger March massacre

Pictures from the 1932 Ford Hunger March massacre in Detroit, where police and Ford security guards killed 4 and injured 60 when they opened fire on a demonstration organized by the Communist Party USA's Unemployed Council. Originally posted at the Walter P. Reuther Library.

A CIO organizer in Alabama, 1941

Reports from an organizer involved in efforts to organize a Goodyear plant in Alabama in 1941.

Decent wages and decent capitalism?

Decent wages and decent capitalism?

Ha-Joon Chang argues that higher wages are good for workers and businesses alike. He's wrong.

Solidarity for workers' power #3.10

Issue of Solidarity from 16 August 1965 with articles about Errico Malatesta, struggles at Ford, Notting Hill and more.