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.

(5224) Akron Rubber Strike, William Trautmann, Akron, Ohio, 1913Image
(5225) Akron Rubber Strike, Demonstrations, 1913Image
(5227) Akron Rubber Strike, Demonstrations, 1913Image
(5228) Akron Rubber Strike, Meetings, 1913Image
(5229) Rubber Strike, Rallies and Demonstrations, Akron, Ohio, 1910sImage
(5230) Rubber Strike, 1910sImage
(5247) San Quentin, Interior Views, 1910sImage
(5249) San Quentin, Exerior Views, 1910sImage
(5263) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Victims, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5264) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Victims, San Pedro, California,1924Image
(5264) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Victims, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5266) Violence, San Pedro Hall, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5267) Violence, Victims, San Pedro Hall, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5268) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Funeral, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5269) Violence, San Pedro Hall, San Pedro, California, Funeral, 1924Image
(5270) Violence, Victims, Funerals, San Pedro Hall, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5271) Violence, Victims, San Pedro Hall, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5272) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Funeral, 1924Image
(5273) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Victims, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5274) Violence, San Pedro Hall, Victims, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5275) San Pedro Raid, Victims, San Pedro, California, 19241924Image
(5276) San Pedro Raid, Threats, San Pedro, California, 1920sImage
(5277) San Quentin, Interior Views, 1910sImage
(5279) San Quentin Prison, Aerial View, 1910sImage
(5281) Publications, "Industrial Worker," UndatedImage
(5282) Funerals, Abe Schocker, 1920sImage
(5283) Mining Strikes, Violence, Fannie Sellers, 1919Image
(5285) San Pedro Raid, Matthew Carsick, UndatedImage
(5288) San Pedro Raid, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5289) San Pedro Raid, San Pedro, California, 1924Image
(5291) Publications, "Solidarity," Newcastle, Pennsylvania, UndatedImage
(5335) Steel Industry, UndatedImage
(5336) Steel Industry, UndatedImage
(5343) Steel Industry, Workers, UndatedImage
(5356) Subee Family, UndatedImage
(5357) Mining Industry, Cobalt, Ontario, Undated.Image
(5370) Portraits, Tracy Thomas, UndatedImage
(5381) Group Portraits, James P. Thompson, Andrew Wiener, Undated.Image
(5382) Tobacco Strike, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910sImage
(5383) Tobacco Strike, Cigar Workers, Demonstrations, Pittsburgh, 1913Image
(5384) Tobacco Strike, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910sImage
(5385) Portrait, William Trautmann, 1910sImage
(5386) Mining Industry, Violence, Frisco Mill, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1892Image
(5390) Public Meetings, Fred Thompson, Seattle, WA, 1910sImage
(5394) Agricultural Workers, Women and Children, 1910sImage
(5404) Children, Junior Wobblies, UndatedImage
(5405) Unemployed Union, Exterior View, New York, 1930s.Image
(5406) Unemployment, Demonstrations, Unemployed Union, New York, 1930sImage
(5410) Demonstrations, National Register, I.W.W. Australia, 1939Image
(5411) Demonstrations, National Register, I.W.W. Australia, 1939Image
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