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.

(5053) Ludlow Strike, National Guardsmen, Colorado, 1914Image
(5054) Ludlow Strike, Tent Colony, 1913-1914Image
(5055) Thomas Mann, Portrait, 1910sImage
(5058) Thomas Mann, Group Photo, 1910sImage
(5059) Thomas Mann, Portrait, 1910sImage
(5060) Thomas Mann, Portrait, UndatedImage
(5062) Workers, Marine Transport, Portraits, 1910sImage
(5064) Workers, Marine Transport, MTWIU 510, 1910s-1920sImage
(5065) Workers, Marine Transport, Hazardous Conditions, 1910sImage
(5066) William McKay, Portrait, 1920sImage
(5067) Fort Pitt Steel Casing Strike, McKeesport, Penn., 1913Image
(5068) Fort Pitt Steel Casing Strike, McKeesport, Penn., 1913Image
(5069) Fort Pitt Steel Casing Strike, McKeesport, Penn., 1913Image
(5070) Mining, Mahutska Mining Company, Oklahoma, 1910s-1920sImage
(5071) Mining, Mahutska Mining Company, Oklahoma, 1910s-1920sImage
(5072) Mining, Mahutska Mining Company, Oklahoma, 1910s-1920sImage
(5073) Union Meetings, Outdoor, 1900s-1910sImage
(5076) Conventions, Group Photo, Chicago, 1913Image
(5078) Arturo Giovannitti, Portrait, 1910sImage
(5079) Membership, Conventions, Chicago, 1913Image
(5082) IWW Organizers, Jack Law, 1910sImage
(5083) Jospeh Ettor, Meetings, 1910sImage
(5084) Jack Law, Snapshot, 1910sImage
(5081) Conventions, Ettor, Koettgen, Chicago, 1913Image
(5085) Edward Koettgen, Snapshot, CHicago, 1913Image
(5087) Convention, Little, Flynn, Gallagher, Chicago, 1913Image
(5089) Miners Monument, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, 1920s-1930sImage
(5090) Miners, Funerals, 1910sImage
(5091) Coal Miners, Demonstrations, 1910s-1920sImage
(5097) Strikes, Fort Pitt Steel Casing Strike, McKeesport, Penn., 1913Image
(5093) Battle of Evarts, Kentucky Coal Wars, Casulaties, 1931Image
(5094) Housing, Living Conditions, Miners, 1910sImage
(5095) Mining and Metalwork, 1910s-1920sImage
(5098) Child Labor, Miners, 1910sImage
(5099) Strikes, Meetings and Demonstrations, Mining, 1920sImage
(5100) Strikes, Steel Industry, 1919Image
(5103) Miners, Mining, 1910s-1920sImage
(5105) Miners, Group Portriat, 1910s-1920sImage
(5108) Frank Little, Death, Missoula, Montana Free Speech Fight, 1917Image
(5109) Frank Little, Funeral, Montana Free Speech Fight, 1917Image
(5110) Portrait, Activism, Thomas Mooney, UndatedImage
(5111) Motion Picture Operator's Union, I.A.T.S.E, Local 171, 1910s-1920sImage
(5112) Portraits, Charles Moyers, Western Federation of Miners, 1910s-1920sImage
(5113) Portraits, Milee Mucica, 1910s-1920sImage
(5116) IWW Membership, Publications, "Industrial Pioneer", 1910s-1920sImage
(5118) Strikes, National Tube Strike, Youngstown, Pennsylvania, 1916Image
(5119) National Tube Strike, Youngstown, Pennsylvania, 1916Image
(5120) Mining, Cobalt, Ontario, 1900s-1910sImage
(5121) Relief, Strike Kitchen, Stellarton Mine Strike, Nova Scotia, 1925Image
(5122) Mining Industry, Cobalt, Ontario, 1910sImage
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