IWW

1972 oral history interview with Henry Pfaff

An oral history interview with long-term Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Henry Pfaff, conducted in 1972.

Defenders of business: the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association VS. labor during WW1 - William Millikan

An article by William Millikan about strikebreaking in Minneapolis during the First World War.

Cannery R.O.W.: The AFL, the IWW, and Bay Area Italian Cannery Workers - Elizabeth Reis

A paper by Elizabeth Reis of a strike of mostly Italian cannery workers in San Francisco during the Summer of 1917.

Solidarity in spring: challenging racist violence at Portland’s May Day 2015

A look at where the violence of the police took the stage at 2015's May Day event.

Did Commies kill Wobblies during the Spanish Civil War? - Raymond S. Solomon

An article by Raymond S. Solomon about Stalinist repression during the Spanish Civil War.

The IWW since 1932 - George Pearce

A Master's Thesis by George Pearce detailing the history of the Industrial Workers of the World from 1932-1949.

What is “Alternative Unionism”? - Staughton Lynd

An article by Staughton Lynd about the militant unionism of the 1930s.

Ned Kelly's ghost: the Tottenham IWW and the Tottenham tragedy - John Patten

The police station where Duncan was killed

An account of a little-known but tragic episode in the history of the Australian Industrial Workers of the World union. In September 1916, a police constable in Tottenham was murdered. In December, two IWW members were hanged for it. This pamphlet tells their story.

Cartoons and images from The Voice of the People

Art, images and cartoons from 'The Voice of the People', a New Orleans based newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World published from 1913-1914.

Thoughts on Organizing Today

A member of the Communist League of Tampa weighs in on what working class organization will have to accomplish and what it may look like in 21st century capitalism.