Industrial Workers of the World

  • (11685) Paterson Strike, Paterson Pageant, New York, 1913

    Industrial Workers of the World - General

    During its long and often arduous existence, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) has been influential beyond its size. Often known by their nickname, the “Wobblies,” the IWW was founded in 1905 by a polyglot of militant unionists and political leaders. The Wobblies made a name for themselves by organizing workers who had been ignored by nearly everyone else in American labor: women, African-Americans, immigrants, and even migrant farm workers who rode the rails across America’s agricultural heartland looking for work. Despite many hardships, the IWW still is functioning today and continues the fight.

    Curators: Mary Wallace and Elizabeth Clemens
    Description author: Tom Featherstone
    Photos courtesy of Industrial Workers of the World Collection

    There are 404 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:53

  • (26675) Paterson Silk Strike, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Rallies, 1913

    Women of the I.W.W.

    The Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) was one of the first industrial unions to adopt the concept of gender equality and extend its membership to women. As organizers, agitators, advocates, and active members, women played an important part in the union’s development. This gallery holds images of photographs, graphics, and artifacts that illustrate the role of women in the One Big Union.

    Curator: Elizabeth Clemens and Deborah Rice

    There are 53 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:11