A fantastic oral history of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union, based on interviews done for the award-winning documentary, The Wobblies (1979). Compiled by filmmakers Stewart Bird and academy-award-winning director Deborah Shaffer, with historical introductions to each section of interviews by labor historian Dan Georgakas.
As the 1980s crisis continued to ravage American workers, the W.S.A. sought to bring together, in a working common alliance, "those anti-bureaucratic and anti-centralist forces" within the class, "both workplace and political organizations". The goals were the "renewal and reconstruction of the American labor movement from the bottom up".