Cleveland

E09: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1918-1950s

Podcast episode about the later history of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World 1918-1950s. We went to Chicago to talk to our friend Warren to learn more about this little-known period in the union’s history.

Obituary: Frank Cedervall, 94, union orator

Frank Cedervall in 1978

A 1996 obituary of Frank Cedervall, an organizer for the IWW involved in the union's efforts around Cleveland and Detroit during the 1930s.

Cleveland Metal and Machinery Workers 440 Shop Bulletins

The internal news and discussion publication of the Cleveland Industrial Union 440 Branch of the IWW. Issues from 1935-36. The IWW enjoyed a notable resurgence in Cleveland during the 1930s-40s, with IU 440 Metal and Machinery Workers organizing a number of small metal shops throughout the city.

1950: report from Cleveland metalworkers union calling on the IWW to comply with Taft-Hartley

A 1950 report from a metalworkers union based in Cleveland affiliated with the IWW, advocating that the organization comply with the anti-Communist provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act. The union eventually left the IWW over this issue.

Burning River Revolutionary Anarchist Collective documents

Documents from the Cleveland based Burning River Revolutionary Anarchist Collective, a group that existed in the early 2000s and was a part of the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives (FRAC).