Auteur: Bekken, Jon & Fred Thompson
Titel: The Industrial Workers Of The World
Sub titel: Its First One Hundred Years 1905-2005
`The IWW: Its First 100 Years' is a comprehensive history of the union of the United States based anarchosyndicalist labour union IWW. Written by two Wobblies who lived through many of the struggles they chronicle, it documents the famous struggles such as the Lawrence and Paterson strikes, the fight for decent conditions in the Pacific Northwest timber fields, the IWW's pioneering organizing among harvest hands in the 1910s and 1920s, and the wartime repression that sent thousands of IWW members to jail. But it is the only general history to give substantive attention to the IWW's successful organizing of African-American and immigrant dock workers on the Philadelphia waterfront, the international union of seamen the IWW built from 1913 through the 1930s, smaller job actions through which the IWW, Wobbly successes organizing in manufacturing in the 1930s and 1940s, and the union's recent resurgence.
2006, 247 pag., Euro 20,4
IWW, New York, ISBN 9780917124020
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