New pamphlet: Industrial Unionism in Aotearoa

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Feb 1 2007 09:41
New pamphlet: Industrial Unionism in Aotearoa

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Industrial Unionism is a pamphlet with two local articles on the Industrial Workers of the World ( I.W.W.) in New Zealand. The History of the the I.W.W. in New Zealand, written by Peter Steiner, details the activities of the I.W.W. in the early 20th Century, the prominence of the union during the 1912 Waihi miners strike, and their decline as a result of the ensuing repression during the Great Strike of 1913. The article also includes information about recent attempts to set up the I.W.W. in Dunedin.

Aim, Form, and Tactics of a Workers' Union on I.W.W. Lines, by Frank Hanlon, was written in 1913 and has been retrieved from the archives of the Turnbull Library. Despite its age, it clearly sets out the principles of industrial unionism in an easy to read manner, and makes the distinction between industrial unionism and trade unionism altogether clear.

The pamphlet is for sale at the Freedom Shop (Left Bank (off Cuba Mall), Wellington) for NZ$2, or can be ordered from Rebel Press (send $2 plus 50 cents for postage to Rebel Press), or download the pamphlet for free (

Rebel Press
P.O. Box 9263
Te Aro
Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)
Aotearoa (New Zealand)

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Feb 1 2007 09:52