strikes

The Working Class Movement in England: Eleanor Marx

An account of the growth of the Working Class movement in England and the United Kingdom, from the middle ages to the 1890's.

International Council Correspondence Volume 3, Number 2

The Volume 3, Number 2 (February 1937) issue of International Council Correspondence.

A strike like no other strike: Pittston strike holds lessons for today

Female supporters of the strikers

Article by the United Mine Workers of America, 20 years on from the 10-month-long Pittston Coal strike in Virginia. As you would expect from an official union account it omits to mention the wildcat strikers and violent acts of sabotage but contains interesting historical information.

Coalminers strike against Pittston Company in Virginia, 1989-1990

Striking miners rally

A short history of the successful 10 month long strike at Pittston Coal against cuts to retirement and health benefits, which included mass sit-ins and sabotage.

The Bridport wildcat strike, 1912 - Steven Johns

The Bridport wildcat strikers

A very brief account of the wildcat strike of women workers in Bridport, Dorset.

Emma Tenayuca and the 1938 pecan shellers' strike

Emma Tenayuca with strikers in 1938

A short account of the life of Emma Tenayuca and the Texas pecan shellers' strike of largely Hispanic workers in which she played a leading role.

The beginning of the sit‐down era: The reminiscences of Rex Murray

An account by Rex Murray, a local union president, of the 1934 sit-down strike by rubber workers in Akron, Ohio.

Wild class struggles in Paris ...

Wild protests in Paris and ...

Article about a strike in France on Tuesday against attacks on pay and job opportunities. We believe it has some areas and exaggerates numbers but reproduce it for reference.

Indefinite teachers strike in Slovakia has started

Teachers in Slovakia have begun an indefinite strike today. They demand higher wages, more money to be invested into education and changes in the system of teachers’ further education. The strike is organized by the Initiative of Slovak Teacher (ISU; www.isu.sk) which is an independent network of teachers regardless of union affiliation.

Building a community: construction workers in Stevenage 1950-1970

Construction workers in Stevenage

Interesting pamphlet about the workers who built the new town of Stevenage, commissioned by the government in 1946. Constructed from interviews with the workers themselves, they discuss their disputes with the employers and their building of a community.