What is IWW?

  • (noun): A former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I.
    Synonyms: Industrial Workers of the World, I.W.W.

Some articles on iww:

Labor Federation Competition In The United States - Political Organizations and Labor
... existed from 1895 until 1905, when it played a founding role in the IWW ... In 1908 the IWW modified its constitution to prohibit alliances with any political parties ... When the IWW underwent a split over the issue of decentralization in the mid-1920s, roughly half of the membership left to join the Communist Party (CP) ...
Lumber Workers Industrial Union - History
... and 1917, the Agricultural Workers Organization (AWO) of the IWW organized hundreds of thousands of migratory farm workers throughout the midwest and western United ... Building on the success of the AWO, the IWW's LWIU used similar tactics to organize lumberjacks and other timber workers, both in the Deep South and the Pacific ... The IWW lumber strike of 1917 led to the eight-hour day and vastly improved working conditions in the Pacific Northwest ...
Warren Grimm - IWW
... including dissatisfied elements from the lumber industry, the IWW had a contentious relationship with the town as far back as 1914 when 47 members descended upon Centralia and ... Creating Union Halls was a key part of IWW strategy at that time since the vast majority of its members were homeless ... In 1917, the IWW was finally able to open a Union Hall in Centralia at which point the already bad blood with the town of Centralia worsened ...
Bisbee Deportation - Deportations - Jerome
... On July 5, 1917, an IWW local in Jerome, Arizona, struck Phelps Dodge ... by 250 local businessmen and members of the IUMMSW, began rounding up suspected IWW members at dawn on July 10 ... When the IWW protested to Governor Campbell, he declared that the IWW had "threatened" the governor ...