IWW Chronology (1946 - 1971)
Originally Titled, 95 Years of Revolutionary Industrial Unionism, by Michael Hargis - featured in Anarcho Syndicalist Review, #27 and #28.
- MTW wins maritime strikes on several ships. British Administration established by MTW.
- IWW Convention adopts "no check-off" rule prohibiting practice of having employers collect union dues from workers' pay.
- IWW locked out at Jones & Laughlin barrel plant in Youngstown, OH.
- Strike at Schrimer-Dornbirer pump company wins 45 cent/hour pay boost in Cleveland.
- MTW backs British maritime wildcat strike.
- MTW Branch at Galveston, TX, & Houston Towing Co and NLRB victory at Gold Barge & Towing and on the Pasadena and Lynchburg ferries.
- IWW placed on U.S. Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations.
- Cleveland Branches withdraw after IWW referendum refuses to sign Taft-Hartley anti-communist affidavits.
- IWW turns 50, near extinction.
- Organizing campaign among restaurant workers and greenhouse workers in New York City.
- Strike against Hodgeman's Blueberry Farm in Grand Junction, MI.
- Strike against Cedar Alley coffee house, Berkeley, CA.
- Free speech fight at Roosevelt University, Chicago;
- unemployed organizing in Uptown neighborhood forced to retreat in face of SDS JOIN project.
- Agitation among unemployed in San Francisco to gain support for shorter work-week and among apple pickers, Yakima Valley, WA.
- Boston, MA: Resistance anti-draft group joins IWW.
- IWW referendum votes to allow students to join IWW as members of Educational Workers IU 620.
- IU620 Branches established at University of Waterloo, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
- IWW helps to organize creation of "Chicago People's Park" in opposition to urban renewal.
- Liberated Guardian becomes IWW shop.
- IWW-affiliated Le Presse Popuiaire du Montreal closed by police under War Measures Act.
- San Diego Street Journal El Barrio becomes IWW shop.
- Chicago Seed staff joins IWW as well as staff of the radical center, Alice's Revisited;
- Strike against Hip Products;
- Strike against Three Penny Cinema wins contract.
- IWW organizes boycott of University of Illinois (Champaign) Student Union to induce university to buy UFW label head lettuce.
- San Diego, CA: IWW member Ricardo Gonzalves indicted for criminal syndicalism along with two member of the Brown Berets; Fascist Minuteman organization fires shots in Street journal offices.
- Silver miners branch established, Ward, CO. MTW branch established among dockworkers in Malmo, Sweden.