sabotage

The stopwatch and the wooden shoe: Scientific management and the Industrial Workers of the World

Mike Davis on the introduction of Taylorist management techniques to break up workers solidarity, and the response of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union.

Sabotage: The Ultimate Video Game

Gidget Digit on workplace sabotage in the age of computers.

Washing machines factory in Berlin closing down, 2005

As a large washing machine factory in Berlin closes down, Wildcat examine the history of the plant, and the manufacturing of household appliances in Germany as a whole.

In the heart of the heart of the country: The strike at Lordstown - Peter Herman

Vega assembly line at Lordstown, 1972

A detailed historical account and analysis of the dispute at the General Motors Lordstown plant in the early 1970s, examining the largely self-organised workers' sabotage and the union-controlled strike.

Libertarian socialism - Dave Lamb

Dave Lamb looks at socialism as the resistance of workers to work and bureaucracy.

Sabotage - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

An important historical text, published by the Industrial Workers of the World union outlining the nature and potential benefits of industrial sabotage.

Anatomy of an industrial struggle: Chrysler factory at Tonsley Park in Adelaide 1976-1978

A worker at the Tonsley Park Chrysler plant

An account of two years of struggle at an Australian Chrysler plant by one of the workers, including a detailed look at the role of the union.

Direct action against unpaid wages on a demolition site

Demolition worker Anthony's account of labouring in the New England winter, and taking direct action when his wages were not paid.

Employee thieving at a discount chain store

Kmart worker Karl recounts his employment in the late 70s and early 80s, with his and his co-workers' unofficial way of supplementing their wages.

Employee sabotage in a copy shop

Alan, a shop clerk's account of unofficial wage enhancement in a Minneapolis photocopy outfit.