Tag Archives: Unions

1973: 198 Methods

Gene Sharp  died last week. Sharp was a prolific theorist of nonviolent action whose writings have influenced anti-government resistance movements around the world. His work was profoundly shaped by the study of Gandhi and the labor and civil rights activist … Continue reading

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1906: The Union Butcher Shop

The Union Butcher Shop. A non-union man entered a butcher’s shop in which was conspicuously displayed the card of the meat cutter’s union. The following dialogue ensued: Mr. Non-Union—I see by that card you run a union shop. Butcher—Yes, sir; … Continue reading

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2009: A Trade Union for Trees

Look at a single tall tree standing proud in the middle of an open area. Why is it so tall? Not to be closer to the sun! That long trunk could be shortened until the crown of the tree was … Continue reading

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1961: Schizoanalysis

“The salvation of our world lies in the hands of the maladjusted.” MLK speaks at the 1961 Transportation Workers Union convention: There are certain words in every academic discipline which soon become stereotypes and clichés. Every [academic] discipline has its … Continue reading

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1936: The Red Flag

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times (1936)

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1913: Christmas Massacre

In July, 1913 there were about 15,000 miners working for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in several mines in Michigan’s northern peninsula—about 9,000 of them were members of the Western Federation of Miners. When the union demanded recognition, management … Continue reading

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1984: The Battle of Orgreave

On June 18, 1984, 5,000 picketers—members of the UK National Union of Mineworkers and their supporters—arrived at the British Steel Corporation coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, determined to prevent scab trucks from leaving the plant with deliveries. They were … Continue reading

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