The South African Wobblies: The Origins of Industrial Unions in South Africa - John Philips

John Philip’s pioneering, hard-to-get study of syndicalism in South Africa, stressing the influence of the IWW.

Letter on the IWW Domestic Workers Union, 1917 - Jane Street

Women members of the IWW lead a march in Manhattan

Fascinating letter from the secretary of the domestic workers' section of the Industrial Workers of the World union in Denver, 1917 about their activities and the sexism they faced from other union members. The letter was illegally seized by the government and only discovered nearly 60 years later.

Concrete examples of non labour relations board unions: part III - Phinneas Gage

The third part of a series of concrete examples and very brief summaries of organizations that have some component of direct action and a form of collective bargaining that operate outside the labour relations framework.

The Everett massacre, 1916 - Walt Crowley

Some of the wobbly prisoners from the Everett massacre at the county jail, 1917

A short history of the Everett massacre of five members of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union who had gone to support striking workers.

One Big Union and horizontal worker cooperatives in Texas: a story

Picketers outside Ecology Action

A brief history of a labour dispute at a non-profit that resulted in the establishment of a co-operative that then spent years experimenting with horizontal leadership and self management.

The little red song book

PDF version of the "little red songbook": songs to fan the flames of discontent, first published by the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in 1909.

Blood on the coal: Colorado strike of 1927 - Patrick Murfin

IWW union hall in Walsenburg, 1928 when members rushed to defend it after it was

A short history of the great Colorado coal strike of 1927, called by the revolutionary union Industrial Workers of the World which lasted until the following year, facing savage repression and killings and won concessions, although not IWW union recognition.

Memorandum on the Bay Area food mart campaign

The Bay Area Food Mart Campaign began in 2009 and concluded in 2015. It was an experiment in reviving some of the IWW's essential revolutionary traditions in the context of the 21st century.

Language workers got Tallents!

The Angry Language Brigade and the London IWW have officially ended their dispute with the Leicester Square School of English and its wage-stealing owner, Craig Tallents.

A different five-year plan

This article is a response to a piece published by one of my union colleagues on some possible aspirations for the Sheffield Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) General Members’ Branch over the course of the next half-decade.