Labor/ Work

Vulnerable Akron: the first great sit-down

Libcom - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 04:40
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An account by anarchist and union organizer Rose Pesotta of the 1936 Akron rubberworkers strike, which utilized the sit-down tactic. From the book Bread Upon the Waters.

Akron, rubber manufacturing capital of the world. A drab Mid-Western industrial city of 255,000. A city with a hum, a throb, anodor all its own. It made the front pages in February, 1936. A strike had closed the largest tire factory on the globe, which had 14,000 employees.

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Images from 1934 Autolite strike

Libcom - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 03:33
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Considered one of the most important strikes in American history, the Toledo Autolite strike is best remembered by its mass pickets and running battles between strikers and police/National Guard.

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Korea (South): Police Attack KCTU Headquarters

LabourStart - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
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Bangladesh: First Such Prosecution Factory Owners Charged in Fire That Killed 112

LabourStart - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NY Times
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Korea (South): Police clash with striking rail workers, KCTU vows general strike

LabourStart - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Yonhap News Agency
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Korea (South): KCTU calls Dec 28 general strike in campaign to bring down the Park administration

LabourStart - Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Hankyoreh
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Images from the 1917 Bisbee Deportation

Libcom - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:05
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Images from the 1917 Bisbee deportation, where an armed, anti-union 'Citizen's Protective League', in alliance with law enforcement, forced striking IWW miners out of state,

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1932: the Ford Hunger March massacre

Libcom - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:35
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Pictures from the 1932 Ford Hunger March massacre in Detroit, where police and Ford security guards killed 4 and injured 60 when they opened fire on a demonstration organized by the Communist Party USA's Unemployed Council. Originally posted at the Walter P. Reuther Library.

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Korea: Les affiliés du monde entier unissent leurs forces pour soutenir les syndicats coréens

LabourStart - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: FIOT
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Korea (South): Police clash with rail unionists as strike enters 14th day

LabourStart - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Korea Times
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Korea (South): 100-plus striking workers taken into custody after police raid

LabourStart - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Korea Herald
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Korea (South): Illegal Raid on KCTU Office!

LabourStart - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: KPTU
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Lessons from small shop organizing

Libcom - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 03:46
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A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities. Lou Rinaldi talks about what happened at a former job of his in this piece.

Lessons from small shop organizing by Lou Rinaldi

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Korea (South): One more rail strike leader nabbed by police

LabourStart - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Yonhap
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Korea (South): Gvt takes hardine stance on rail strike now gone on for 10 days -demands immediate end

LabourStart - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Arirang News
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Qatar: World Cup must not become a monument to slavery

LabourStart - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Globe and Mail
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Kazakhstan: Roza is a leader: that's why they jailed her

LabourStart - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Libcom
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Iraq: Oil Workers Walk Off Drilling Rigs and Take to the Streets

LabourStart - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Truthout
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India: Bank unions on strike today for wage revision and other demands

LabourStart - Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: PTI
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Korea (South): Ongoing railroad strike is the longest ever, with no end in sight

LabourStart - Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Hankyoreh
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