197) As well, we are treated to an interesting comparison of the IWW
and the International Brotherhood Welfare Association [IBWA], the latter stressing education and uplift as opposed to the Wobbly preference for direct action.
About 150 papers were presented and 17 technical seminars and 14 panel discussion were held during IWW
The following chapter continues the story of the IWW
as it gained more of a foothold in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.
1) Trade unions represented are: Unite and Unite Community, Unison, GMB, PCS, UCU, FBU, CWU, RMT, Britannia Staff Union, IWW
, IWGB, IWU (Ireland).
Because local governments didn't want Little and his IWW
colleagues speaking in public about workers' rights and fair wages, Little also was a free-speech activist.
Considering conditions, serious labor disturbances were not numerous and were confined to the ending of the Clifton-Morenci strike in January; the IWW
disturbance on the Mesabi Range, where a number of the underground mines were closed, though total iron-ore shipments were not curtailed; and the closing of most of the Mother Lode mines in Amador County, California, for seven weeks, the miners returning to work on the old basis at the end of that period.
Despite the flimsy nature of the evidence, Hill was convicted and sentenced to death, with the prosecutor urging conviction as much on the basis of Hill's IWW
membership as any putative evidence of his involvement in the crime.
Movie and Discussion - "Even The Rain" will be shown at 7 p.
19, 1915, Joe Hill wrote to IWW
leader "Big Bill" Haywood saying he did not wish to be "caught dead" in Utah and requesting that he be cremated across the state line.
Beaulieu reminds us that this failure to follow in the steps of the Winnipeg strikers did not reflect a deradicalization of Lakehead workers, but instead the failure of the OBU and IWW
to agree on a path toward a tolerable society for workers.
The smashing of the IWW
around the world came after this, with the authorities (in particular Billy Hughes in Australia and governments in the UK and the USA) using 'national security' scares as a way of winding back challenges to the capitalist order.