Cannery R.O.W.: The AFL, the IWW, and Bay Area Italian Cannery Workers - Elizabeth Reis

A paper by Elizabeth Reis of a strike of mostly Italian cannery workers in San Francisco during the Summer of 1917.

Submitted by Juan Conatz on May 26, 2015

Originally appeared in California History, Vol. 64, No. 3 (Summer, 1985), pp. 174-191



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Submitted by Hieronymous on May 26, 2015

This is a great piece, thanks for posting it.

Researchers have found accounts detailing how Wobbly cannery workers in San Jose, when repressed under California's draconian criminal syndicalism laws, simply rebranded themselves as "Toilers of the World" and carried on the class war interrupted.

An inspiring history!