Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

It is a wonder that mention of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) brings scant recognition from the average person today. In the little over a decade that it flourished, the union evoked intense emotions among its members and detractors. The IWW, whose members (commonly known as Wobblies) advocated such radical ideas as an eight hour work day and a forty hour work week, fought and sometimes won bitter freedom of speech fights, championed the causes of mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, and struck to improve the working conditions in the textile mills of Patterson, N.J. and Lawrence, Mass. In its heyday, the IWW was almost a household name. Wobblies were hated by many and loved by a few, but most importantly, they played a significant role in the shaping of modern America.

(4776) Grand Coulee Dam, Construction, Columbia River, Washington, 1930sImage
(4777) Buildings, Exterior, IWW Bakery, 1910sImage
(4778) IWW Halls, Interior, Oakland, California, 1949Image
(4779) IWW Halls, Interior, Oakland, California, 1949Image
(4781) Organizers, Obarman, Erwin, Oakland, California, 1950sImage
(4782) IWW Halls, Interior view, 1919Image
(4783) IWW Halls, M.T.W.I.U. Local 510, Lithuanian National Hall, Philadelphia, 1920sImage
(4784) IWW Halls, Everett, Washington 1910sImage
(4787) IWW Hall, New York City, Raids, 1919Image
(4788) Colorado Coal Strike, IWW Hall, Raids, Trinidad, 1927Image
(4789) Harlan County Coal War, Miners, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4790) Harlan County Coal War, Miners, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4791) Harlan County Coal War, Miners, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4792) Harlan County Coal War, Al Benson, Floyd Murphy, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4793) Harlan County Coal War, Miners, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4794) Harlan County Coal War, F.M. Bratcher, Kentucky 1930sImage
(4795) Harlan County Coal War, W.B. Jones, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4813) Harlan County Coal War, Children, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4800) Harlan County Coal War, Children of Strikers, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4803) Harlan County Coal Strike, Bratcher, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4804) Harlan County Coal War, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4806) Harlan County Coal War, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4805) Coal Strike, Harlan County, KentuckyImage
(4805) Harlan County Coal War, Strike Kitchen, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4809) Harlan County Coal War, Street Views, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4811) Harlan County Coal War, Bratcher, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4814) Coal Strike, Harlan County, KentuckyImage
(4814) Harlan County Coal War, Miners, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4815) Harlan County Coal War, Cawood Residence, Evarts, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4818) Harlan County Coal War, Charles Shadrick Family, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4821) Harlan County Coal War, Bill Loeh, Moffat Tunnel, Colorado, 1931Image
(4822) Harlan County Coal War, Mills, Lane, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4823) Harlan County Coal War, W.B. Jones and Family, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4825) Harlan County Coal War, Bill Hudson, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4826) Harlan County Coal War, Hightower, Jones, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4829) Harlan County Coal Strike, Turpin, Cusick, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4835) Harlan County Coal War, William Burnett, Trial, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4836) Harlan County Coal War, William Burnett, Trial, Kentucky, 1930sImage
(4837) Strikes, Heywood Brothers, Wakefield, Mass.Image
(4838) Strikes, Violence, Heywood Brothers, Wakefield, Mass.Image
(4839) Haywood Cabin, Location Unknown, 1900sImage
(4840) William "Big Bill" Haywood, Portrait, 1900s-1910sImage
(4841) Haywood Fmaily, Group Portrait, 1900s-1910sImage
(4842) Haywood, Moyer, Pettibone, Trail, Boise, Idaho, 1907Image
(4843) Haywood, Moyer, Pittibone, Trial, Boise, Idaho, 1907Image
(4844) William "Big Bill" Haywood, California, 1908Image
(4845) Trade Dollar Mine, Miners, Idaho, 1900Image
(4846) Halls and Offices, Haywood, Chicago, 1917Image
(4849) William "Big Bill" Haywood, Group Scenes, New York, 1918Image
(4850) William "Big Bill" Haywood, Oration, Funeral, 1910sImage
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