steel industry

1942: Luxembuorg General Strike

List of names of the murdered strikers

Views and Comments No. 38 (May 1960)

The No. 38 (May 1960) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

The Belgian strike of the 100,000, 1941

Belgium: strike of the 100,000

A short history of the strike of tens of thousands of workers in Nazi-occupied Belgium, for a pay increase and against the fascist authorities.

Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa

Steel workers in Genoa, Italy, occupied their factory in opposition to insecurity at work as a result of management corruption. Workers stopped work and blocked traffic, cutting the city in half.

Workers Playtime on the miners' strike

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Slightly too late for the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the 1984-85 miners' strike... Here are all the Workers' Playtime articles about the strike and related issues, with PDF and Kindle versions.

“The man . . . died on my lap”: one women recalls the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937

The testimony of Lupe Marshall to a U.S. Senate committee on the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, a day in which police opened fire on strikers.

Dynamite: the story of class violence in America - Louis Adamic

Complete PDF of Louis Adamic's superb history of class violence in the US. It traces the origins of gangsterism and racketeering in unions in the 1930s to its roots in workers needing to defend themselves from the armed violence of the state and bosses' thugs.

Fighting back in Ukraine - Oleg Dubrovskii with Simon Pirani

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This short pamphlet was put together by Simon Pirani in 1996/7 from a series of interviews with Ukrainian worker activist Oleg Dubrovskii. It’s of general interest in relation to the way that life for the workers changed when the old Soviet Union disintegrated, but also provides some useful background information to what’s happening in the Ukraine today.

Reds riot at steel mill: 75 years later

Mark R. Wolff on the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, in which police fired upon striking CIO workers.

Bullying and blackmail by ILVA’s owners: 1500 fired after new requisition

The Riva group announced on 11 September, just after the new requisition, that production would stop immediately in seven plants unrelated to ILVA, and about 1400 people would be laid off.