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  Industrial Workers of the World - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The IWW was founded in Chicago in June 1905 at a convention of two hundred socialists, anarchists, and radical trade unionists from all over the United States (mainly the Western Federation of Miners) who were opposed to the policies of the American Federation of Labor.
The IWW continued illegally operating with the aim of freeing its class war prisoners and briefly fused with two other radical tendencies–from the old Socialist parties and Trades Halls–to form a larval communist party at the suggestion of the militant revolutionist and Council Communist Adela Pankhurst.
Industrial Workers of the World Collection predominantly, 1950s-1970s at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/IWW   (3439 words)

 Constitution of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1908
The annual convention of the Industrial Workers of the World shall be held on the third Monday in September of each year at such place as may be determined by previous convention.
The convention of the Industrial Workers of the World is the
"Whereas, The primary object of the Industrial Workers of the World is to unite the workers on the industrial battlefield; and
www.workerseducation.org /crutch/constitution/1908const.html   (5273 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World - By Joyce L. Kornbluh
IWW graphics and IWW cartoons set new standards of excellence and are admired by professional artists and art historians as well as the politically engaged.
Perhaps the IWW's greatest contribution was in laying the foundation for the tactics and philosophy that led to mass organization of the unskilled, foreign-born, nonwhite, and female workers in the CIO and AFL unions of the 1930s and 1940s.
IWW strike techniques, the sit downs, pioneered in Schenectady (1906), the chain picketing in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912), the car caravans in Colorado (1928), and other innovations-once considered revolutionary, became the practice of the labor movement in general.
flag.blackened.net /lpp/iww/kornbluh_iww.html   (2489 words)

 American Experience | Emma Goldman | People & Events | PBS
The I.W.W. was "a union based on the principles of Marxist conflict and the indigenous American philosophy of industrial unionism," according to historian Joyce Kornbluh.
I.W.W. organizers were jailed, beaten, and in the cases of Frank Little and Wesley Everest, brutally murdered.
Today, the I.W.W. retains a vigorous press and is a magnet for writers, playwrights, oral historians and filmmakers fascinated by the legacy of this vibrant, militant, fist-shaking union.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/goldman/peopleevents/e_iww.html   (1130 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World
Pensacola General Membership Branch
That the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World will, in the event that Starbucks terminates FW Gross, encourage international labor organizations and supporters to publicly condemn Starbucks' behavior and be prepared to take further action until such time that he is reinstated.
Since the IWW was founded in 1905, we have recognized the need to build a truly international union movement in order to confront the global power of the bosses and in order to stand in solidarity with our fellow workers no matter what part of the globe they happen to live on.
The IWW is open to ALL WORKERS, but is not open to employers (described as those with the ability to hire or fire) or police officers (because of their historic role as enforcers of the bosses policies and state sponsored strikebreakers).
www.angelfire.com /fl5/iww   (1758 words)

 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - Rebel Girl
Well, those are the initials for the Industrial Workers of the World which used to be called the "I Won't Work" which was extremely incongruous because actually the people who belonged to the organization were in the basic, most difficult hard-working industries of our country.
To call it the workers of the World was rather an ambitious name as actually it never did go beyond the confines of the United States and it grew out of the desire of American workers to continue the traditions and the form of organization of the old Knights of Labor.
To the IWW a revolution meant that you take over the factories, and the shops and the mills, and the mines and the fields and you chase the bosses out, just chase them out, and that was the end of it.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5202/rebelgirl.html   (6839 words)

 Green Left - Features: HISTORICAL FEATURE: The Industrial Workers of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Twelve days later, the congress closed and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) -- the Wobblies -- were born, beginning one of the most inspiring chapters of US labour history.
IWW newspapers instigated a propaganda war on nationalism and militarism and did their best to combat the vast quantities of patriotic rubbish propagated by the state and the capitalist press.
The IWW was formed in Australia in 1907 by Australian supporters of DeLeon and for the first years of its existence it was part of DeLeon's rival IWW.
www.greenleft.org.au /2000/410/23371   (1325 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World
The funeral for the most famous IWW martyr, the Swedish immigrant roustabout and songwriter Joe Hill, was held in Chicago in November 1915, and the organization interred his ashes at Waldheim Cemetery in suburban Forest Park near the graves of the Haymarket martyrs.
In September 1917 U.S. Justice Department agents raided IWW national headquarters, seeking materials to prove IWW sedition and espionage during World War I.
The jury convicted all the IWW leaders, whom Judge Landis sentenced to long terms at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/640.html   (380 words)

 Monthly Review June 2005 Paul Buhle
Industrial unions themselves were, in the Wobbly vision, to be the building blocks for the future cooperative society.
Still, the IWW survived, led scattered strikes, conducted a vigorous propaganda campaign for industrial unionism, and invented or reinvented the sit-down strike (with workers occupying the plant rather than leaving it to the care of the owners) as well as many other tactics of community mobilization.
This was the IWW world in miniature, a workers’ society run by itself—although organizing it and keeping it going sometimes distracted from actual organizing in the fields.
www.monthlyreview.org /0605buhle.htm   (5317 words)

 Edinburgh I.W.W. - Edinburgh branch of the Industrial Workers of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Edinburgh I.W.W. - Edinburgh branch of the Industrial Workers of the World
Edinburgh I.W.W. Edinburgh branch of the Industrial Workers of the World
The IWW is a union for ALL workers, and opposes any oppression or discrimination on the grounds of nationality, ethnic origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
www.freewebs.com /edinburghiww   (605 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World
This was not true of the Industrial Workers of the World and as a result many of its members were first and second generation immigrants.
Activists in the IWW such as William Haywood, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Carlo Tresca, Joseph Ettor and Arturo Giovannitti, were involved in two major industrial disputes, the Lawrence Textile Strike (1912) and the Paterson Silk Industry Strike (1913).
Therefore the only recourse the Negro has is industrial action, and since he must combine with those forces which draw no line against him, it is simply logical for him to draw his lot with the Industrial Workers of the World.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAiww.htm   (2337 words)

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Since its induction, the IWW has enacted numerous walkouts, strikes, and marches in the name of their radical form of workers' rights.
In 1999, IWW members joined ranks with the protestors - many of whom were violent - who took to the streets of Seattle to denounce the World Trade Organization.
Regarding the war in Iraq, the IWW contends that "an armed invasion [was] unjustified, reckless, and self-interested." Moreover it urges working people to obstruct America's war effort by withholding their labor." In 2005, the IWW will celebrate its centennial, with a series of "social change" demonstrations planned across the U.S. and Canada.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6402   (146 words)

 IWW - Industrial Workers of the World
IWW members defending the rights of immigrant workers in the US Edinburgh wobblies on the march on MayDay 2006The IWW is a union unlike any other.
It is a grassroots, democratic and militant union that seeks to organise ALL workers in ALL industries in ALL countries into 'One Big Union'.
Information relevant to workers in particular industries can be found on our industrial pages: in addition to the workers' advice provided for all workers.
www.iww.org.uk   (381 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World Biography,info
But the first step towards the founding of the union was already taken in the fall of 1904 in an informal conferences of six leaders in the socialist and labor movement: William Trautmann, George Estes, W.
Syndicalists and radical unionists, such as James Connolly in the UK and Ireland have remained close to the IWW in the USA.
Fred Chase once joked that the Industrial Workers of the World should ask the International Workers of the World to join up, since they're such a large and influential organization.
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_IWW   (4747 words)

 IWW - Hoosier Slim's Wobbly Homepage
IWW was red-baited and nearly crushed during the "Great Red Scare" of 1917-19, but lives on today with renewed vigor and relevance.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was one of the IWW's many organizers and speakers in the early part of this century.
Workers Guide to Union Organizing are now available from the Lehigh Valley IWW.
www.bloomington.in.us /~mitch/iww   (331 words)

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Welcome to the webpage of the IWW in Australia.
We're the Industrial Workers of the World, and we believe that all workers would benefit from forming One Big Union to assist organising the ongoing struggle against the boss-class.
The students then proposed a toast to those who, in 1936-39 demonstrated that a worker - and peasant - controlled society was possible.
www.iww.org.au   (876 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World
While the Industrial Workers of the World still is a going enterprise, the Marxists Internet Archive wanted to celebrate this organizations coming 100th Aniversary with a History Archive of documents related to it.
Industrial Unionism: THE ROAD TO FREEDOM by Joseph J. Ettor(1913)
Building Construction A Handbook of the Industry Issued By Building Construction Workers’ Industrial Union No. 330 Of The I. One Big Union of the I.W.W. Education And System: The Basis Of Organization (1924)
www.marxists.org /history/usa/unions/iww   (318 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World | One Big Union!
Eric Larson, an IWW member and long-time supporter of the SWU, is in grave danger along with many indigenous workers in a home in Oaxaca.
Sister Worker Isis Saenz was fired today by Starbucks for participating in a protest Thursday evening against the company's union-busting [http://starbucksunion.org/node/1094].
The company agreed to refrain from spying, bribing, threatening, and terminating workers in a March settlement with the U.S. government triggered by charges from the IWW Starbucks Workers Union [www.StarbucksUnion.org].
www.iww.org   (1185 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World WebRing
This ring is for sites relevant to the ideals of the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary union formed in 1905 and still fighting!
Here you will find some IWW and Union music(on mp3 form.)and also Anarcho Punk bands, this site is on construction so you will find just a few samples.
The organizing effort at a large outfit in a midwestern city.
h.webring.com /hub?ring=iwwring   (206 words)

 Industrial Workers of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today it is actively organizing and numbers about 900 members worldwide, of whom roughly half are in good standing (that is, have paid their dues for the past two months).
The other 61 delegates did not represent any organization.
Between 2003 and 2006, the IWW organized unions at food co-operatives in Seattle, Washington and Pittsburgh, PA. The store in Seattle is currently under contract, while the Pittsburgh store voted against the union in an NLRB election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Industrial_Workers_of_the_World   (4787 words)

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