Oh sit down! Accounts of sit down strikes and workplace occupations

Waitresses at Woolworth’s staged an eight-day sitdown strike in 1937 which won a five cent per hour pay rise
Waitresses at Woolworth’s staged an eight-day sitdown strike in 1937 which won a five cent per hour pay rise

A pamphlet produced to distribute to workers involved in occupations, with accounts and analysis of other occupations and sitdown strikes by workers around the world.

2nd Edition including squatters rights and analysis of the Visteon dispute uploaded July 2009, with a print-ready PDF and editable Word document.

Submitted by Ex-temp on April 7, 2009

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Ex-temp

14 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Ex-temp on April 7, 2009

We printed a few of these and gave them out at the Enfield Visteon occupation. It's pretty long, but hey the people in there have a lot of time and are quite bored for much of it!

Could anyone else run a couple of to give to the Belfast occupiers, or the Dundee Prisme ones?

If not we could just post them...

Choccy

14 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Choccy on April 7, 2009

Yeah will print up some for next time in Belfast. I can't make tomorrow but will be again next week.

pirate

14 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by pirate on April 8, 2009

download as a pdf file at:

http://zinelibrary.info/files/Oh%20sit%20down.pdf

Entdinglichung

14 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Entdinglichung on April 8, 2009

some more stuff on sit-down strikes in the US originally published by the maoist PLP in 1965 - http://www.plp.org/pamphlets/flintstrike.html - and now partly republished by the non-maoist AWL: http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2009/04/07/how-sit-strikes-built-unions-usa

Joseph Kay

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Joseph Kay on July 24, 2009

uploaded a new version incorporating Visteon and UK squatting law/advice from the Advisory Service for Squatters. we should be getting some printed imminently to distribute at Vestas.