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manufacturing and materials
A follow up to shop talk.
Some thoughts from the factory floor
When we occupied the British Aircraft Corporation factory in 1974 – And reflections for today
Memories of workers' struggles and an occupation of the British Aircraft…
"We Have to Stick Together": The Story of the Strike at Booster Precision Components
In 2021, workers in a German-owned automotive supplier in Slovakia mounted a successful strike to…
Meccano factory occupation timeline
A timeline of the 1979 occupation of the Wavertree Meccano factory by mostly women workers, written by Dr Greig Campbell.
The fight against shutdowns: youngstown’s steel mill closings -Staughton Lynd
Out of print book from Singlejack Books in 1982. Staughton Lynd tells of his efforts to support…
Corona crisis: Can workers avoid the job vs. health trap?
The Great Irish Cement Strike of 1970 - "FE 3 C. (CEMENT)"
Hugely entertaining account of the Peoples Democracy group's militant support for the six month unofficial strike by cement workers in Drogheda and Limerick in 1970. From Anarchy #6 (second series) 1971.
'Living and Dying on the Factory Floor’ - by Dave Ranney
This book is a thoughtful and easy-to-read account of the author's experiences in various industrial…
“This is overdue”: Interview with a striking General Motors worker
As General Motors reaped $8.1 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million, nearly 50,000 GM…
Review of ‘Hired’ by James Bloodworth
1933: Barre Granite Workers Strike
Account of a strike by Quarrymen in Vermont in 1933.