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  1. Adalen shootings
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A series of events in and around the sawmill district of Ådalen, Kramfors Municipality, Ångermanland, Sweden, in May 1931 during which five persons were killed by Swedish military troops called in as reinforcements by the police.
  2. African Mine Workers' Strike of 1946
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike, by mine workers of Witwatersrand, which started on August 12, 1946 and lasted around 1 week. The strike was attacked by police and over the week, at least 1,248 workers were wounded and at least 9 killed.
  3. Against All Odds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
    The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless the whole edifice is in danger of collapse.
  4. The American Working Class in Historical Persepctive 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    A review of Jeremy Brecher's Strike! (See CX6590)
  5. Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a unionized copper miners.
  6. Arvida Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Began July 24, 1941 when some 700 workers in the Aluminium Co. of Canada (Alcan) in Arvida, Québec, spontaneously walked off the job.
  7. Asbestos Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
  8. Asbestos Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
  9. Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part in the assembly, there are five million living in Athens and millions more in the rest of Greece. To democratically include all these millions requires a system of delegation, in which delegates from neighborhoods and workplaces attend city-wide assemblies and delegates from these attend a nationwide assembly.
  10. Australian maritime dispute of 1890
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Was the first of four great strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, which caused political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonial governments in the colonies of Victoria and New South Wales.
  11. Australian shearers' strike of 1891
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    One of Australia's oldest and most important industrial disputes. Working conditions for sheep shearers in 19th century Australia were considered by those in the industry to be less than optimal. In 1891 wool was one of Australia's largest industries. But as the wool industry grew, so did the number and influence of shearers.
  12. Australian waterfront dispute of 1998
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Severe and protracted industrial relations dispute, primarily between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Patrick Corporation, a stevedoring and transportation company.
  13. Auto Industry Strikes in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Strikes in China are nothing new, but the recent strike wave was remarkable in at least three respects: the amount of concessions granted to workers; the degree of publicity it initially received in the Chinese media; and the prospects for showcase union reform that it has helped push onto the agenda.
  14. Auto-Lite strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike against the Electric Auto-Lite company of Toledo, Ohio, from April 12 to June 3, 1934.
  15. Banana massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Matanza de las bananeras or Masacre de las bananeras was a massacre of workers for the United Fruit Company that occurred on December 6, 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near Santa Marta, Colombia.
  16. Battle of Ballantyne Pier
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A clash between city, provincial, and federal police and Communist-led protesters on 18 June 1935 in the East End of Vancouver.
  17. Battle of Blair Mountain
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    In 1921 between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted company-paid private detectives in an effort to unionize the southwestern West Virginia mine counties.
  18. Battle of Matewan
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A shootout in the coal company town of Matewan, West Virginia on May 19, 1920.
  19. Battle of Orgreave
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A confrontation between police and picketing miners at a British Steel coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, in 1984, during the UK miners' strike.
  20. The Battle of Orgreave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Battle of Orgreave on 18 June, 1984, saw the establishment carry out a mighty state-organised riot, a conspiracy to trap striking miners and unleash brutality on a scale never experienced before in an industrial dispute in Britain.
  21. Bay View Massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A massacre of demonstrators by the Wisconsin National Guard.
  22. Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  23. The Belgian General Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1961
    The strike of 1960-61 was the culmination of a growing movement of social protest that had been building up over many years. The economic situation of Belgium had been slowly deteriorating. The last and most drastic attempt to improve it, at the expense of the working class, was the introduction of the loi unique, which cut into workers' purchasing power and threatened their conditions of work. On December 14, 1960, a one-day demonstration was called by the Socialist Party and the trade unions to protest against this law. It met with tremendous success. On December 20, the day the debate on the law began in Parliament, the municipal workers came out on official, nationwide, strike. While most of the other unions were discussing what to do next, a spontaneous movement of unparalleled extent swept the country like a tidal wave.
  24. Biggest Strike In China's History Enters 6th Day: Police Arrested Organizers, Workers Battle SWAT Troops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The largest strike in China's history has entered the sixth day, defying state attempts to repress workers struggling against economic and social injustice. Police arrested several organizers of the strikers at the Yue Yuen factory, which produces shoes for Nike and Adidas.
  25. Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    A 28-day national coal strike in the United States led by the United Mine Workers of America,
  26. Bread and Roses
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The slogan "Bread and Roses" originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to "the women in the West." It is commonly associated with a textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts during January-March 1912, now often known as the "Bread and Roses strike".
  27. Break Their Haughty Power 
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
  28. Brisbane general strike of 1912
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work.
  29. British Columbia Woodworkers' Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    15 May - 20 June 1946. Twenty-seven thousand workers in both the coast and interior regions, led by district president Harold Pritchett, struck when demands for a 25-cent hourly increase, a 40-hour week, union shop and mandatory dues check-off were refused by Stuart Research Service, the bargaining agent for 145 coast operators.
  30. Broken Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion in Victory, Defeat, and Beyond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An analysis of the 2006 Oaxaca rebellion and its contradictions. Its diversity encompassed workers, indigenous groups, Stalinists, anarchists and others. Its weapons and tactics included general assemblies, strikes, barricades, mirrors and fireworks.
  31. Buffalo switchmen's strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike in August 1892 by railroad workers employed by three railroads in Buffalo, New York.
  32. Bureaucratic mass strikes: A response to Mark O’Brien
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strike of 30 November 2011 (N30) was the broadest and biggest ever British public sector strike and involved the largest number of women workers in any British strike. Dave Lyddon comments.
  33. Cambodia: Labor and the Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    IN THE FACE of a repressive and dangerous environment, workers are on the move in Cambodia. Though Americans heard little about it, the emergence of an independent labor movement was one of the most promising developments in Cambodia since the UN imposed democratic institutions “from above” on a society with no prior democratic experience.
  34. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  35. Cananea strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike took place in the Mexican mining town of Cananea, Sonora, in June 1906.
  36. The Canso Strait Fisherman's Strike, 1970-71
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    An account of the 1970-71 strike of Nova Scotia fishermen, after two large fisheries refused to recognize their newly formed union.
  37. Cape Breton Strikes, 1920s
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The Cape Breton labour wars of the early 1920s represented an intense local episode of class conflict. In such conflicts militant unions, often led by radical leaders, were attempting to change the balance of power in Canadian industry by insisting on union recognition and improved living standards for the workers.
  38. The Case of Northwest Airlines: Workers' Rights & Wrongs
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Four years ago, when asked by an academic journal to write about whether the strike was still a viable weapon in labor’s “arsenal,” my title was blunt: “Is the Strike Dead?”(1) As is my style, I introduced some historical material and offered an analysis of the anti-labor bias of the past 25 years, during which the number of “large” strikes (involving 1,000 or more workers) had declined from more than 400 per year to less than 30.
  39. Centralia Massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A violent and bloody incident that occurred in the town of Centralia, Washington on November 11, 1919 during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day.
  40. China in Revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
  41. Collective Action - and Victory! France: CPE Goes Down
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Millions of young people in France have lived through the experience of collective action and of an important victory, young people who just a few weeks earlier had paid no attention to political organization. In the end the movement won: the "First Employment Contract" (CPE) has been annulled.
  42. Colorado Labor Wars
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Colorado's most significant battles between labor and capital which occurred primarily between miners and mine operators.
  43. Columbine Mine massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A conflict in which police and mine guards attacked striking coal miners with machine guns.
  44. Common Front Strikes
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Cartel of Québec public- and para-public-sector trade unions formed in 1972 to negotiate with the provincial government.
  45. Common Sense for Hard Times 
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  46. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  47. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  48. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  49. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  50. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  51. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 3 - Fall 1984 - Housing - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  52. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  53. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  54. Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
  55. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page 
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  56. Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2012
  57. Copperbelt strike of 1935
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
  58. Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA.
  59. Crisis and Coup in Ecuador
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by over a decade of economic problems, corruption and political stalemates over indigenous rights and land disputes, thousands of indigenous protesters and members of popular movements converged on Quito, the country's capital. On the 21st, hundreds of protesters occupied Congress and proclaimed a People's Parliament.
  60. Critique of Nonviolent Politics 
    From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 2002
    Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."
  61. Crowsnest Pass Strike, 1932
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike that began in January 1932 with demands that companies divide available work in the depressed coal-mining industry equally among miners rather than playing favourites. Coal companies refused to deal with the workers' union, the Mine Workers' Union of Canada.
  62. Cry for "Bread & Roses" Still Resonates
    100 Years After the Lawrence Strike

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    When worker solidarity prevailed over corporate power in the icy streets of Lawrence a century ago, it made the promise of a better life real for many. The Bread and Roses strike became a consciousness-raising experience, not only for textile workers and their families, but the nation as a whole.
  63. Danbury: Anatomy of a Prison Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
  64. The Danish General Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES have constituted the foremost outposts on the reformist road to socialism. One of them, Denmark, a small country of five million people, has become a flashpoint in the continuing clash between the welfare state and the globalization of capital.
  65. Delano grape strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike, boycott, and secondary boycott led by the United Farm Workers (UFW) against growers of table grapes in California.
  66. Detroit Politics Embroiled
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Detroit is a city entangled in a chain of interlocking crises, all the way from the world economic crisis, to deindustrialization in America, down to the regional and local levels of the housing market hemorrhage and a tidal wave of utility cutoffs in poor people’s homes. Some 40,000 Detroiters now are without water — the most shocking example, perhaps, of daily life in a city on the brink.
  67. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  68. Digging deeper: Issues in the miners' strike
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  69. Dubai Labor Fighting Back Vs. Indentured Globalization
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    October, 2007 saw the government of the United Arab Emirates halfway through a "humane" immigration amnesty which, in turn, paved the way for a clampdown on labour. In November a huge strike wave erupted, culminating in pitched battles between militant laborers and Dubai police.
  70. Dublin Lockout
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914.
  71. Eat Pray Love Strike
    The Law of the Bargaining Table

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    We admire underdogs, yet we do not rejoice when underdogs go on strike against corporate fat cats. We admire hard-workers, yet we do not embrace those who are, arguably, the hardest-workers among us - the stoop laborers who pick our lettuce and strawberries.
  72. The Emergence of the Canadian Working Class Movement
    1845-1875

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  73. Estevan Coal Miners' Strike, 1931
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike which led to the murder of three miners by the RCMP.
  74. Everything's on the Line at AAM
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The strike of 3,600 UAW-represented workers at American Axle and Manufacturing plants in Michigan and New York has forced the idling of more than 40,000 workers in 30 GM plants and shut down a number of parts plants throughout North America. Eighty percent of AAM’s axles, chassis components and forged products are shipped to General Motors, but AAM also produces parts for other automakers, including Chrysler and Toyota.
  75. February strike (The Netherlands)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
  76. Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40 wounded. A video released to the press shows Michoacán police taking aim at the strikers.
  77. The First Legal Russian Strike in a Decade
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The almsot month-long strike at the Ford-Vsevolozhsk assembly plant, a small plant near St. Petersburg, ended December 16 with an agreement that negotiations would resume. The strike began on November 17, 2007, after four months of talks failed to produce any result. In fact, Ford management had initially refused to hold negotiations “during or under the threat of strike.”
  78. Flint Sit-Down Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Changed the United Automobile Workers from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major union and led to the unionization of the United States automobile industry.
  79. Fort William Freight Handlers Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by 700 non-unionized immigrants in August 1909 that was defeated by the use of militia and the RCMP and resulted in the firing of hundreds of workers.
  80. Fraser River Fishermen's Strikes
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strikes by whites, natives and Japanese fishermen against salmon canneries that lined the lower Fraser River.
  81. Fraser River Railway Strikes
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Strikes which started in March 1912 when railway workers organized by the Industrial Workers of the World walked out of construction camps on the Canadian Northern line to protest conditions.
  82. From Mass Strike to New Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Jeremy Brecher examines where and how mass strikes have progressed into the working class attempting to run society in its own interests and the lessons we can learn from them.
  83. General Strike France 1968 
    A factory-by-factory account

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Andre Hoyles analyses the development, organisation and end of the mass strike in France, 1968, with reference to case studies of particular factories.
  84. Get Up, Stand Up 
    Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, energy, and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy.
  85. Martin and Jessie Glaberman Collection
    Papers, 1939-2001

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    The papers of the Marxist radicals Martin Glaberman and Jessie Glaberman, now housed at Wayne State University.
  86. Grabow Riot
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A confrontation between timber workers and owners in Louisiana.
  87. The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike Against G.M. 1936-37
    How Trade Unionism was Won

    Resource Type: Article
    A history of the Flint strike (1936-1937).
  88. Great Railroad Strike of 1877
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias.
  89. Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike against the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads involving more than 200,000 workers.
  90. The Great Strike at UNAM
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 1999 and lasted until February 6, 2000. On that date 2500 federal police, following orders given by President Zedillo, evicted hundreds of students from the campus and arrested them.
  91. Great Strike of 1913
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A near general strike that took place in New Zealand in 1913.
  92. Guide to taking strike action
    Tips and advice on how to effectively organise and carry out strike action at your workplace.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Our labour is the ultimate weapon that workers possess. Without workers bosses cannot make a profit. Strike action can be very powerful, but at the same time it, at the very least, reduces take home pay. More worryingly it may also lead to dismissal. Hardly, surprising therefore, that strike action is usually last resort taken of workers.
  93. Harlan County USA 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1976
    An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
  94. Haymarket affair
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Disturbance that took place on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
  95. Haywood, Bill (Big Bill Haywood)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American unionist and communist, one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) (1869-1928).
  96. Herrin massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Occurred in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois where 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners were killed in mob action between June 21-22, 1922.
  97. Hold the Line
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    A restrained story-telling of the 2009 CUPE strike in Windsor, Ontario. Excellent shots of Windsor backed by a moody soundtrack, this film tells the story of the Windsor CUPE strike from the workers' point of view.
  98. Homestead Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A labour lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
  99. How Our Lives Have Been Changed
    An interview with Kate DeSmet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    You understand that there's a "common union" and "community," which of course is where "communion" comes from. That's better than what I had before. The best writers write with their own voice; and in this strike I've learned to speak with a voice I didn't know I had, the verbal rather than written voice.
  100. Indianapolis Street Car Strike of 1913
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Indianapolis Street Car Strike of 1913, the Indianapolis Police Mutiny of 1913, and the 1913 Indianapolis Riots began as a workers strike by the union employees of the Indianapolis Traction and Terminal Company and occurred during November 1913.
  101. Introduction to When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
  102. Invergordon Mutiny
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An industrial action by sailors in the British Atlantic Fleet that took place in September 1931. For two days, ships of the Royal Navy at Invergordon were in open mutiny.
  103. Joelito's Big Decision
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Story of ten-year old Joelito, who learns about the struggle for economic justice as he heads toward the door of MacMann’s Burger Restaurant for his regular Friday-night family dinner.
  104. Labour in an Affluent Society
    Resource Type: Article
    Put together by the Radical Education Project, this paper includes the following articles: "WILDCAT: anatomy of a work stoppage" by Steve Fox; "THE BRUNS STRIKE: a case study of student participation in labor" by C. Clark Kissinger; and "BLUE RIDGE: The History of the Levi Strike" by Brenda Mull.
  105. Labour Left Out
    Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
  106. Labor Politics in Action, 1901-1911: The Union Labor Party of San Francisco
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    In 1900 San Francisco had an organized labor movement that reflected the unique development of this metropolis of the West. San Francisco did not experience the slow and steady growth of Chicago and other cities of the plains, but became a city overnight in 1850 when thousands of gold seekers poured in from the East and every part of Europe, and beyond.
  107. Labor Scores at Verizon
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    On August 6 87,000 members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) struck Verizon Communications in twelve states from Maine to Virginia, and the District of Columbia. At the heart of the strike was the unions' attempt to maintain wall to wall unionization in an industry which is rapidly changing, to strengthen job security for workers in the wake of a national merger, and to fight the spread of lean production. The three-year contract we won represents a major victory on all of these issues.
  108. The Labor Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
  109. Labor's Disaster at American Axle
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The 87-day strike earlier this year at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) ended in a rout that has devastating implications for the organized U.S. labor movement. Begun on a snowy morning early February 26, the strike ended on May 22, a late spring day just before the Memorial Day weekend.
  110. LabourStart
    Resource Type: Website
    A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
  111. Lattimer massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The killing of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1897, by a sheriff's posse.
  112. Lawrence textile strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 led by the Industrial Workers of the World. The strike is often known as the "Bread and Roses" strike, or, "The Strike for Three Loaves".
  113. Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
  114. Lessons from the Tekel strikes: class solidarity and ethnic (in)difference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A worker puts it: “There are no differences between Kurds, Alevis, Sunnis and Turks. We have no party.”
  115. The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990   Published: 2011
    Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comprehensive collection selection of Luxemburg's letters, her political concerns are revealed alongside the story of a vivid inner life.
  116. Live Working or Die Fighting 
    How the Working Class Went Global

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
  117. Locked Out! One Wife's Story of the Staley Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
  118. London Dock Strike of 1889
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London which resulted in a victory for the strikers and established strong trade unions amongst London dockers.
  119. London matchgirls strike of 1888
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike of the women and teenage girls working at a match factory in London.
  120. Loosing Another Round
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The strike at American Axle, which we reported on in ATC 134, ended when workers voted to go back under a concessionary agreement. The 25% who voted no didn’t feel they were close to winning but they said they couldn’t look themselves in the mirror if they voted yes. Yet the strike idled nearly three dozen assembly plants and put enormous pressure on GM. The UAW did not develop a longterm relationship with the union at the AAM plant in Mexico. All during the strike that plant produced 6,000 axles a day, thus enabling GM to keep some production going.
  121. Loray Mill Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    One of the best known labor strikes in the history of the United States.
  122. Lowell Mill Girls
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Female textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.
  123. Ludlow massacre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The violent deaths of 20 people, 11 of them children, during an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20, 1914.
  124. Lupeni Strike of 1929
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Near the end of 1928, miners' leaders in the Jiu Valley had begun agitating for an extension of their collective work contract.The two sides could not reach an agreement. A trial, and then a strike ensued. The strike was glorified by the Communist regime as a symbol of the struggle of labour against capitalism.
  125. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  126. Manoir Richelieu Dispute
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Few labour disputes have included such dramatic developments as the eventful Manoir Richelieu conflict, which shook Quebec in December 1985 when the Parti Québécois government sold the property, a renowned tourism heritage site, to businessman Raymond Malenfant for $555 555.55.The new owner maintained that he had purchased only a building and was not bound through the transaction by any obligation to the union or the existing collective bargaining agreement.
  127. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 26
    Engels 1882 - 1889

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1889
    Includes Manuscripts on Early German History and The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, and Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy, and The Role of Force in History
  128. Marx and Makhno Meet McDonald's 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Over the last several years, a revolving network of militants in Paris, France, have developed a strategy and tactics for winning strikes by marginal, low-paid, outsourced and immigrant workers against international chains, in situations where the strikers are often ignored by unions to which they nominally belong, or are actually obstructed by them.
  129. Marx et Makhno a la rencontre de McDonald's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    A Paris, les travailleurs précaires qui sont sortis vaniqueurs de plusieurs grèves en ont perud d'autres avec les honneurs à cause des méthodes à la fois légales et illégales des syndicats et des ultra-syndicalistes.
  130. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  131. The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1906
    Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
  132. Matewan
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1987
    A film based on events in Matewan, West Virginia in 1920.
  133. Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis.
  134. Miramichi Lumber Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The Miramichi Lumber Strike began 20 August 1937 when 1500 millworkers and longshoremen along the Miramichi River in northern New Brunswick struck 14 lumber firms for increased wages, shorter working hours and union recognition.
  135. Murdochville Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    On 10 March 1957 the 1000 workers of Gaspé Copper Mines, Murdochville, Qué, struck for the right to unionize. The conflict lasted 7 months and ended in defeat for the miners.
  136. New Orleans general strike of 1892
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A general strike in the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana, that began on November 8, 1892.
  137. The new strikes in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An article by "friends of gongchao" describes the development of strikes in China in recent years as well as the strike at Yue Yuen shoe factories in Dongguan, South China, in April 2014.
  138. New Zealand waterfront dispute of 1951
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The largest and most widespread industrial dispute in New Zealand history.
  139. Newfoundland Loggers' Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The Newfoundland Loggers' Strike began 31 December 1958 when hundreds of loggers employed by Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co at Grand Falls struck for wage increases and for improvements in living conditions at wood camps.
  140. Newsboys Strike of 1899
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer's and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their child labor force.
  141. The Newsletter
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workplace issues, labour unions, workers autonomy and related topics. A total of five-and-a-half issues were published. Copies of the newsletters are available in the Connexions Archive.
  142. The Newsletter #5
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1974
  143. 1905 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1922   Published: 1972
    For a number of years, when the reaction was triumphant, the year 1905 appeared to us as a completed whole, as the Russian revolution.
  144. Notes from a Revolution Dying
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (or Bolshevik) party. Petrzhek was one of the worker communists who swelled the party’s ranks during the civil war of 1918-19, when the communist “Reds” had defended the revolution from the western-supported “White” generals.
  145. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  146. Organizing for Workers' Power!
    Resource Type: Article
    Allan Engler, author of Economic Democracy, critiques segments of the left for largely ignoring working class power. Recognizing that social change can only be carried through by the working class, Engler puts forth a series of demands designed to facilitate solidarity and comraderie with and among workers.
  147. Oshawa Strike 1937
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In 1937, more than 4000 workers if General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, went on strike to fight for better wages and working conditions.
  148. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  149. Pain on Their Faces
    Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Manie, 1987-1988

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    An accourt of an epic struggle by workers and their community against a powerful and aggressive corporation -- a strike by 1,250 workers against the International Paper Company in Jay, Maine, in 1987-88. Over 40- testimonies by strikers and their supporters explain in their own words the significance of this struggle for themselves, their families, their community and future generations.
  150. Palestine Strike
    Arabs and Jews Unite

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1946
    The biggest strikes in the history of Palestine far surpassing any other which have taken place, broke out last month (April 1946). 32,000 workers came out, of which 26,000 were Arabs and 6,000 Jews.
  151. Palestinian general strike 1936
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Part of the 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine.
  152. Pay Cheques & Picket Lines
    All About Unions in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A children's book which explains what unions are, how they came to be, and why they exist.
  153. A People's History of the World 
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  154. Picketing
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A form of protest in which people congregate outside a place of work or location where an event is taking place. Often, this is done in an attempt to dissuade others from going in ("crossing the picket line"), but it can also be done to draw public attention to a cause.
  155. Pilbara strike of 1946
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and working conditions.
  156. The Political Mass Strike 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1913
    If we want to prove ourselves worthy of the great coming events then we must not begin at the wrong end by attempting to make technical preparations for the mass strike. When the situation is ripe, the tactic of the mass strike will present itself. Let us not rack our brains about supporting it at the right time. What is necessary is that you watch the party press to ensure that it is your instrument and expresses your opinion and your mood. You must also see to it that our parliamentarians feel a mass pressing them from behind.
  157. The Politics of Nonviolent Action 
    Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention.
  158. Port Chicago mutiny
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A refusal by servicemen to load munitions in 1944 in the face of unsafe working conditions which had led to an explosion the previous month in which 320 sailors had been killed.
  159. Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
  160. Post-World War II demobilization strikes
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Strikes within Allied military forces stationed across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia in the months and years following World War II.
  161. The Press and the Class Struggle
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Early on the morning of August 19, 1997, the U.S. labor movement experienced something it had rarely known in recent years: a victory on a national scale. After two weeks out on strike, over 185,000 members of the Teamsters Union had reached a contract settlement with shipping giant United Parcel Service. It was hard to paint it as anything other than a win for the union. On almost every major issue, the Teamsters were able to force UPS to agree to their demands.
  162. La Presse Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Two days later, the 3 main Union Centrals defied a municipal ban to organize a huge march in solidarity with the newspaper workers. More than 12 000 people clashed with 100 Montréal policemen. The outcome was some 50 arrests, several dozen injuries and one death from natural causes.
  163. Pride
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.
  164. The problem of the one-day strike: a response to Sean Vernell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An overview of the wave of strikes that took place over the issue of pensions across public sector trade unions between March 2011 and June 2012.
  165. Producers' strike at CBC/Société Radio-Canada
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by producers at Société Radio-Canada in Montréal in 1958-59.
  166. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A United States trade union which operated from 1968 until its decertification in 1981 following a strike which was broken by the Reagan Administration.
  167. Puerto Rico's La Huelga del Pueblo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    AFTER FORTY DAYS on strike, several paros (one-day stoppages) in various government agencies and a two-day general strike, Puerto Rico's telephone workers have returned to work without attaining their objective: forcing the government to break its agreement to sell the state-owned Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC) to a group of investors led by GTE.
  168. Pullman Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A nationwide conflict between labour unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894.
  169. Québec Shoe Workers' Lockout
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A lockout of Quebec shoe workers in 1900.
  170. Rank and File 
    Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
  171. The Real Cost of a Cheap Burger
    Fastfood Workers Go Hungry: Is that the American Dream?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    America’s fastfood outlets are not restaurants but food systems serviced by cheap labour in de-skilled jobs — employees so badly paid that they need state aid and charity. They went on strike in North Carolina last summer.
  172. Red Clydeside
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A term used to describe the era of political radicalism that characterised the city of Glasgow in Scotland, and urban areas around the city on the banks of the River Clyde such as Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.
  173. Reesor Siding Strike of 1963
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A labour conflict which resulted in the shooting of 11 union members.
  174. Relentless Persistence
    Nonviolent Action in Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
  175. Remembering Another Occupy
    Anniversary of the 1937 Sit-Down Strike Wave

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  176. Remington Rand strike of 1936-1937
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike against the Remington Rand company.
  177. Renewal through Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Strikes are a major means of trade union self-assertion. A closer look at strikes in Germany reveals interesting trends and developments, indicating new approaches to trade union strategies and practices.
  178. Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal there were communal shootings; in South West Africa the German massacre of the Herero people was in full progress.
  179. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #1
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1970
  180. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #4
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1973
  181. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  182. Rosa Luxemburg 
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  183. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  184. Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981   Published: 1982
    Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Author of Capital and Theorist of "Revolution in Permanence."
  185. Rothbury Riot
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An incident in which police shot into a crowd of locked-out miners in the New South Wales.
  186. The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening shot of a vast and powerful challenge to capitalism that swept the industrial world and had strong echoes in colonial countries. Between 1918 and 1921 union membership and days lost in strikes everywhere reached new heights, while the ranks of the revolutionary wing of the socialist movement swelled.
  187. Saint Louis general strike 1877
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Generally accepted as the first general strike in America, the 1877 Saint Louis general strike grew out of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The general strike was largely organized by the Knights of Labor and the Marxist-leaning Workingmen's Party, the main radical political party of the era.
  188. Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike against the introduction of medicare by Saskatchewan doctors in 1962.
  189. Scargill, Arthur
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    British trade unionist and political party leader. (Born 1938).
  190. Seattle General Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A general work stoppage by over 65,000 workers in the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington in 1919.
  191. Seeds of Fire 
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  192. Selective strikes
    Rather than an all-out strike, rapid random stoppages can be highly effective

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Unpredictability is a great weapon in the hands of the workers. In the US, Pennsylvania teachers used the Selective Strike to great effect in 1991, when they walked a picket line on Monday and Tuesday, reported for work on Wednesday, struck again on Thursday, and reported for work on Friday and Monday.
  193. Silvertown
    The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    In 1889, Samuel Winkworth Silver's rubber and electrical factory was the site of a massive worker revolt. The factory was notorious for oppressive working conditions and its largely unorganized, unskilled workers. Eventually they aligned themselves with the socialist-led "New Unionism" movement. This book narrates those events.
  194. Sitdown strike or occupation guide
    A guide to taking sit-down strike action or occupations, in which by suddenly refusing to work gains can be won rapidly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A strike doesn't have to be long to be effective. Timed and executed right, a strike can be won in minutes. Such strikes are "sitdowns" or "occupations" when everyone just stops work and sits tight, or "mass grievances" when everybody leaves work to go to the boss's office to discuss some matter of importance. This can have many advantages over a conventional strike.
  195. Slaughterhouse Fight: A Look at the Hormel Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  196. The Socialist Register 1972
    Volume 9: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1972
  197. The Socialist Register 1973
    Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1973
  198. The Socialist Register 1985/1986
    Volume 22: Social Democracy and After

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
  199. Some Lessons of the Toledo Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1935
    There will be no unions worth the name unless the militants build and maintain them. Without fighting unions the workers will presently be made the object of an attack which will make 1929-35 seem like 'the good old times.'
  200. Spontaneity and Organization: Some Comments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    A contribution to a symposium on Jeremy Brecher's book Strike!
  201. Ssangyong Motors Strike in South Korea Ends in Defeat and Heavy Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The hard-right Korean government is signaling with these measures -- its latest and most dramatic "take no prisoners" victory over popular protest in the past year and a half -- its intention to steamroller any potential future resistance to its unabashed rule on behalf of big capital.
  202. Staley's Legacy of Struggle, Lessons of Defeat
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Local 7837 should be proud to have chipped away at racism and sexism, setting an example for other locals to do the same. It takes an openness to risk criticism and allow the fight to be for everyone. Local 7837 should be proud of those who gave of their lives for thirty long, grueling months and left workers and labor history forever changed.
  203. Steel Strike
    Hamilton 1946

    Resource Type: Book
  204. Steel strike of 1952
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers.
  205. Still Got the News
    Against The Current vol. 84

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, The Michigan Daily.
  206. Strike! 
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  207. The Strike and Its Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Like the progressive labour bureaucrats, today’s generation of young radicals have spent all of their formative years living in the era of capitalist realism — the era of There is No Alternative. And it’s perhaps for this reason that each tenet of the union bureaucrat philosophy finds its distorted mirror-image in the views of the young anti-union radicals. They tend to believe that middle-class intellectuals and full-time activists should take the lead role in strategy and that these groups do not have different material interests than rank-and-file workers. That building “communes,” rather than confronting capital, should be the movement’s main mission.
  208. Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: Walking Out and Winning
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Labor's strike effectiveness and organizational strength have long been connected. Throughout history, work stoppages have been used for economic and political purposes, to alter the balance of power between labor and capital within single workplaces, entire industries, or nationwide. Strikes have won shorter hours and safer conditions, through legislation or contract negotiation.(1) They've fostered new forms of worker organization -- such as industrial unions -- that were badly needed because of corporate restructuring and the reorganization of production. Strikes have acted as incubators for class consciousness, rank-and-file leadership development, and political activism.(2) In other countries, strikers have challenged -- and changed -- governments that were dictatorial and oppressive (plus union leadership no longer accountable to the membership).
  209. Strike strategy today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why has the use of the strike in the US become so scarce? While subjective factors are more difficult to quantify, certain basic reasons seem more readily evident. Union membership, particularly in the private sector, is at an all-time low. Most of the unions are heavily bureaucratized, and central labor councils ossified. "Sympathy strikes," long ago outlawed by Taft-Hartley, militate against the sort of broad-based solidarity so essential to an industrial victory. Moreover, many unions have accepted no-strike clauses for the duration of their contracts, effectively tying one hand behind their backs.
  210. STRIKE Support News
    Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    The Citizens' Strike Support Committee is a group of friends of the labour movement working to organize support in Sudbury for members of Local 6500 United Steel Workers of America who are on strike.
  211. The strike that led to Tahir Square
    An act of courage that launched a revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Labour struggles at Egypt's largest cotton mill, starting in 2006, laid the groundwork for the revolution of 2011.
  212. Strike Wave Sweeps Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Workers in Brazil—in heavy industry, services, the public sector, and agriculture—are involved in a series of strikes and mass protests such as the country hasn’t seen in decades.
  213. Strikes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1948
    State power acquires now an important function in organizing business life. In the devastated Europe it takes the supreme lead; its officials become the directors of a planned economy, regulating production and consumption. Its special function is to keep the workers down, and stifle all discontent by physical or spiritual means. In America, where it is subjected to big business, this is its chief function. The workers have now over against them the united front of State power and capitalist class, which usually is joined by union leaders and party leaders, who aspire to sit in conference with the managers and bosses and having a vote in fixing wages and working conditions. And, by this capitalist mechanism of increasing prices, the standard of life of the workers goes rapidly downward.
  214. Strikes
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to perform work.
  215. Strikes and Lockouts
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike is the withholding of labour by workers in order to obtain better working conditions; such withholding of labour is generally accompanied by demonstrations, such as picketing, parades, meetings. A lockout is the opposite, being the temporary shutdown of a business by an employer to compel employees to accept certain conditions.
  216. Strikes in South Korea 1996-1997
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996   Published: 1997
    In December 1996 and January 1997, South Korea experienced the largest organized strike in its history, when workers in the automotive and shipbuilding industries refused to work in protest against a law which was to make firing employees easier for employers and curtail labor organizing rights.
  217. Strikes, List of
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The following is a list of deliberate absence from work related to specific working conditions (strikes) or due to general unhappiness with the political order (general strikes).
  218. The Struggle of the 'Mill Girls'
    Class Consciousness in Early 19th Century New England

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This article traces the development of class consciousness of and the antagonism between capitalists and the Lowell and Lawrence "Mill Girls" in the earlier half of the 19th Century in New England.
  219. Sweat and Struggle
    Working Class Struggles In Canada 1789 - 1899

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  220. Tailoring to Needs: Garment Worker Struggles in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The class struggle in Bangladesh is fought at a consistently high level and concentrated in the ready made garment (RMG) sector, the country’s dominant industry. Mainly unmediated by trade unions, struggles frequently assume an explosive character.
  221. Tax Facts, Nos. 1-9
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  222. Textile workers strike (1934)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike involving 400,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states.
  223. A Troublemaker's Handbook 
    How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991   Published: 2005
    An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
  224. A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 
    Resource Type: Book
    A manual for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they organized and struggled to do that.
  225. 24 Days in Brooks
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2007
    Centred on the 24-day Lakeside Packers strike, this film is a nuanced portrait of people working together for change. They are people like Peter Jany Khwai, who escaped war in Sudan and Edil Hassan, a devout Muslim born in Somalia.
  226. The Two Methods of Trade-Union Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    To be sure, revolutions and revolutionary struggles cannot be transplanted artificially, by means of ‘good intentions’, into a country. But the examples and lessons of a neighbouring revolutionary country can at least shake the belief that treading softly is the only method of achieving bliss. And well they should.
  227. UFCW: Strategy of Appeasement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  228. United Kingdom general strike of 1926
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1926 General Strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners.
  229. UK miners' strike (1984 - 1985)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.
  230. Unless Union Workers Can Strike, They’re Dead
    Level the Playing Field

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The strike is workers' only viable weapon. Why? Because it, and it alone, immediately affects the company’s profits. Without labour, they’re crippled.
  231. U.S. Strikes Drop Dramatically
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    A decade of Reaganism has left employers in a position to destroy unions without fear of significant political and public retribution.
  232. Vancouver general strike of 1918
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The first general strike in Canadian history, held 2 August 1918, organized as a one-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labour activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin, who had called for a general strike in the event that any worker was drafted against their will.
  233. Vancouver Island Coal Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike that began in September 1912 when miners at declared a holiday to protest the firing of a worker.
  234. Violence and the Newspaper Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    To those who still allow their anti-union biases and their exposure to employer misinformation to cloud their perception of reality, I would pose the following question: If the employer and its supporters are really the victimized peace-loving martyrs that they pretend to be, why are the union members the ones who always end up in the hospital?
  235. Waihi miners' strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A major strike action in 1912 by gold miners in the New Zealand town of Waihi.
  236. Wapping dispute
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A significant turning point in the history of the trade union movement and of UK industrial relations.
  237. The War after the War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918   Published: 1973
  238. "We Called a Strike and No One Came"
    or Confessions of SDSers (An Allegorical Epic with Footnotes)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1973
  239. West Coast Longshore Strikes, 1923 and 1935
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Strikes by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
  240. West Coast waterfront strike 1934
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike lasted eighty-three days, triggered by sailors and a four-day general strike in San Francisco, and led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports of the United States.
  241. West Virginia Mine War of 1912-1913
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A confrontation between striking coal miners and coal operators in Southern West Virginia
  242. Western Federation of Miners
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Radical labor union that gained a reputation for militancy in the mines of the western United States and British Columbia.
  243. Westmoreland County Coal Strike of 1910 - 1911
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers of America, is also known as the "Slovak strike" because about 70 percent of the miners were Slovakian immigrants.
  244. What Happened - and Didn't: Behind New York's Transit Strike
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Early on December 20, 2005, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing some 33,000 of New York City's subway and bus workers, called a strike. When dawn broke, there was no public transportation in NYC and millions of people walked, hitched rides, rode their bikes, or stayed home.
  245. When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.
  246. Who Advocates Spontaneity? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    The working class can come to understand its power to act only by acting.
  247. Why I'm on the Picket Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Teacher Tara Ehrcke talks about why she voted to strike in Greater Victoria, British Columbia: The "public" in public school shouldn't mean just providing a building, with some tired teachers to deliver a curriculum, the success of which is measured by standardized tests. A good public school system should provide high quality opportunities to every single child. While our public schools have many wonderful programs and many dedicated teachers, the sad truth is that there are also overcrowded classrooms, children falling behind, and a workforce exhausted from trying to fill in the gaps.
  248. Why No Reporters in Suez?
    The Real Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What is happening in Tahrir Square Cairo has been built on the backs of millions of Egyptian workers who waged 3,000 strikes over the past eight years.
  249. Why Strikes Fail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1943
    Essentially a reprint of Tom Brown's 1943 essay, "The Social General Strike: Why 1926 Failed." Centres on workers' response to the British General Strike of 1926, and their repudiation of traditional representation in unions and formen.
  250. Wildcat or official strike action?
    A discussion of the relative merits of official strike action or unsanctioned wildcat action

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The best-known form of direct action is the strike, in which workers simply walk off their jobs and refuse to produce profits for the boss until they get what they want. This is the preferred tactic of bureaucratic unions but is one of the least effective ways of confronting the boss.
  251. Wildcat Strikes in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  252. The Willmar 8
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1981
    Eight female employees of the Citizens National Bank in Willmar Minnesota, USA went on strike on December 16, 1977 over charges of sex discrimination. The tellers and bookkeepers were protesting unequal pay and unequal opportunities for advancement.
  253. Windsor Strike 1945
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Windsor Strike, 12 Sept-20 Dec 1945, at the WINDSOR, Ont, plant of Ford Motor Co. There was really only one strike issue at Ford: union recognition. The united automobile workers demanded it; the company refused to grant it.
  254. Winnipeg 1919
    The strikers' own history of the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1975
    The Winnipeg General Strike was a landmark in Canadian political and labour history. This book, with the lively and clearly-written strikers' account of the strike and more than 40 photos of major strike events, offers the perspective on the strike of the people who organized it. Second edition.
  255. Winnipeg General Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. In March 1919 labour delegates from across Western Canada convened in Calgary to form a branch of the "One Big Union", with the intention of earning rights for Canadian workers through a series of strikes.
  256. Winter of Discontent
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A term used to describe the British winter of 1978-1979, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay raises for their members.
  257. Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  258. Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetition of these events, but rather to contrast the limited views we had of the events at the time we were engaged in them, with the views we have gained from further action in different contexts."
  259. Working Class Communism
    A Review of the Literature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  260. Working Class Experience 
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  261. The working class, trade unions and the left: the contours of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Vernell talks about the attacks of the British government to stabilise capitalism, as well as the response of the working class.
  262. World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host the event. President Thabo Mbeki calls the premier soccer tournament “a golden opportunity to showcase Africa to the world” and adds that the South African government is determined to “show that the African renaissance is upon us and Africa’s time has come.”
  263. Year of the Strike
    A Short Story

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A short story about a boy's money-making scheme during the year his father and other workers go on strike at the town glass factory.

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