Massachusetts

The trial of a new society - Justus Ebert

Justus Ebert's pamphlet on the Lawrence textile strike and the trials of Ettor, Giovannitti and Caruso, IWW organizer falsely charged with murder in connection to the strike. Written in 1913.

The struggle of the 'mill girls': class consciousness in early 19th century New England - Ian Schlom

This article traces the development of class consciousness of and the antagonism between the capitalists and the Lowell and Lawrence "Mill Girls" in the earlier half of the 19th Century in New England.

Massachusetts nurses win strike after only five hours

The strike came after months of discontent

The nurses at Umass Memorial Medical Centre have won the demands of their strike after five hours' picketing.

Massachusetts nurses set to strike today

The strike is part of a long running dispute

About 850 nurses are due to strike today at UMass Memorial Medical Center in the first strike at a Massachusetts hospital since nurses waged a 103-day walk out in 2001.

1916-1927: The execution of Sacco and Vanzetti

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

The story of two Italian-born anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, framed for murder and then executed for their beliefs.

1912: The Lawrence textile strike

Strikers face off with militia in Lawrence

A short history of the strike of 20,000 textile workers, mostly women and girls who included native and immigrant workers, which won big concessions over wages, conditions and hours for the entire textile industry

The Lynn shoe strike, 1860 - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's history of the strike of 20,000 US shoe manufacturing workers - men and women - in New England. Lasting several weeks, the strike won wage increases for the poorly-paid workers.

Class Struggle Beyond Unionism: Boston-Area Public Workers' Ferment. 1981-82

Goldner interviews Scott McGuire about the attempts of Boston Public Workers to resist the effects of proposition 2 1/2

Worker resistance at a liquor company

An account of resistance at a closing-down alcoholic drinks company by Roy, a shipping clerk.