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Industrial Workers of the World

LABOR UNION

Radical labor union, founded June 1905 in Chicago, IL.

Members call themselves "Wobblies."

Official Website:
http://www.iww.org/

Founding Date:
1905

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Baldwin
Activist
21-Jan-1884 26-Aug-1981 Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union
Eugene V. Debs
Labor Leader
5-Nov-1855 20-Oct-1926 Labor leader ran for President five times
Big Bill Haywood
Labor Leader
4-Feb-1869 18-May-1928 Industrial Workers of the World
Joe Hill
Labor Leader
7-Oct-1879 19-Nov-1915 Labor leader, convicted of murder
Mother Jones
Activist
1-Aug-1837 30-Nov-1930 The grandmother of all agitators
Phil Ochs
Singer/Songwriter
19-Dec-1940 9-Apr-1976 50 Phil Ochs fans can't be wrong
Floyd B. Olson
Politician
13-Nov-1891 22-Aug-1936 Governor of Minnesota, 1931-36
Lucy Parsons
Anarchist
1853 7-Mar-1942 Anarchist labor organizer
Jack Reed
Activist
22-Oct-1887 19-Oct-1920 Ten Days That Shook the World
Margaret Sanger
Activist
14-Sep-1879 6-Sep-1966 Birth control advocate


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