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From the Archives: The Origin of the Term “Wobbly”

The following is an excerpt from a letter written by Mortimer Downing in the year 1923 and was published in the Industrial¬†Pioneer, an IWW monthly paper. “How ‘Wobbly’ Originated” “Up in Vancouver, in 1911, we had a number of Chinese members, and one restaurant keeper would trust any member for meals. He could not pronounce […]

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History of the Sacramento IWW: Alleged Shenanigans

The following are all summaries of articles that appeared in the Sacramento Bee: October 24, 1913 – A verbal fight breaks out between a socialist speaker and some “IWW elements” that apparently needed the presence of two police officers. It’s probably for the best that the panicked citizens of Sacramento lived before Twitter existed. July […]