Panhandling is not a job. Yet, when panhandlers join a union, as they are doing in Windsor, Ont., it is an attempt to elevate panhandling to the level of a respectable occupation — even though it is nothing of the kind. 399 more words
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Poet Laureate of the IWW
Joe Hill, a Swedish born, American labor activist and songwriter, wrote union songs for his organization, the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), popularly known as the “Wobblies.” The I.W.W., an international union, advocated direct action in the form of boycotts, strikes and sabotage. 543 more words
Jason and some of his supporters on Day 1 of his Trial. Photo by FW Genevieve Lechat.
On Tuesday July 21, IWW member Jason was cleared of all the phony charges dating from an arrest in November 2013. 232 more words
I am currently reading volume four of Philip Foner’s History of the Labor Movement in the United States, on the history of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the “Wobblies,” which was, in the period before the US’s entry into the First World War, the most colorful and radical labor movement in this nation’s history-and this June is the 110th anniversary of the IWW. 1,694 more words