The IWW's First 100 Years


“Particularly strong is [Thompson’s] emphasis on the sheer number and diversity of industries targeted by IWW organizers during this period, detailing campaigns across job sites and economic sectors around the country and the world. … Like a tough old worker,…


Fred Thompson & Jon Bekken The Industrial Workers of the World: Its First 100 Years. 348 pages, paper The union’s official history, compiled by Fred Thompson and Jon Bekken. There is no more complete history of the IWW. This edition features abundant notes for further research and many illustrations, and addresses the IWW’s efforts to rebuild a revolutionary union tradition in the current era. Highly recommended.