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I.W.W.

Industrial Workers of the World [Am. Hist.: Hart, 400]
See: Labor
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Founded in Chicago in 1905, the I.W.W. set out to build a revolutionary model of labour organisation as an alternative to craft or trade unions.
Gompers, it compelled the reluctant American Federation officers to call the steel strike, lest the control pass into the hands of the I.W.W.'s and other 'radicals.' In New York it brought about the longshoremen's strike and kept the men out in defiance of union officials, and caused the upheaval in the printing trade, which the international officers, even though the employers worked hand in glove with them, were completely unable to control.
The I.W.W. was born--revolutionary, militant, demanding "one big union" for everyone, skilled and unskilled, black and white, men and women, native-born and foreign-born.
The I.W.W. also neatly fitted into the radical culture of the region, a culture that relied on local workingmen's intense resentment toward the lumber lords.
Constable Campbell observed in his June letter that it "would appear from the Papers and Membership Cards that I found in the suitecases and in the prisoners effects that the plan of the I.W.W. was to organize the lumber industrey Makeing [sic] Port Arthur their base, as there are more Finns there to start with." (42) Campbell's recognition of the importance of the Finns to any future IWW success was prescient.
I dropped into the I.W.W. headqarters and talked with Bill
As a result of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia and of the activities of the I.W.W. and other radical groups in this country, anti-radical feeling ran high in the United States during the early 1920s, and this feeling obviously became involved in the public response to the trial.
Wendell into Pittsburgh's branch of the I.W.W., using the alias Leo M.