Stories tagged: wobblies
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
All 27 men arrested for what was termed a drunken riot on a train were released by Spokane military authorities – all except the Wobbly “leader.”
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Soldiers raided the Pasco rail yards and detained 30 men, including three described as “slackers” (draft evaders) and three described as “alien enemies.” The others were carrying Industrial Workers of …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Attorney James L. Wallace, of Missoula, argued in court for the release of the 20-plus Wobblies detained after a military raid of their Spokane headquarters. He argued that “no authority …
Fri., July 14, 2017
Mayor C.A. Fleming was not inclined to stir up trouble with the Wobblies in Spokane, despite a widespread fear that the members of the Industrial Workers of the World were …
Wed., June 28, 2017
100 years ago today in Spokane: Statewide plans in the works to fight Wobblies as farmworker strikes loom
The U.S. was at war with Germany, yet there was another menace closer to home: the Industrial Workers of the World, or “Wobblies.” At least, “menace” is the term used …
Sun., April 16, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Wobbly organizer accuses lumber bosses of fixing books to prevent wage increases
Labor firebrand Elizabeth Gurley Flynn delivered her second speech in two days, this one to a crowd of 1,000 people at Spokane’s Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) hall. Her …
Fri., April 14, 2017
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, firebrand union organizer, told a crowd of hundreds at Spokane’s Wobbly hall that the region’s lumber camps would soon be labor’s biggest battleground.
Sun., April 9, 2017
Spokane’s young men were rushing off to war. Yet Spokane’s younger boys wanted to contribute, as well – in dozens of patriotic drum corps.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Housemaid union calls for $10 weekly wage; Lewis and Clark High School runners race Seattle school via telegraph
Spokane’s housemaids and hired girls might soon take up a battle cry: “Ten dollars a week or strike!” The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) were organizing a new chapter …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Inland Northwest: Under pressure from Wobblies, companies agree to plan to improve logging camps
From our archive, 100 years ago The region’s logging operators, 36 companies in all, were nearing agreement on a plan to make life easier for the men and women in …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
From our archive, 100 years ago Lumber companies heard rumblings that the Wobblies (members of Industrial Workers of the World) were planning some kind of action in the region’s lumber …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Democratic Party women “carried out a carefully planned coup” at a Spokane meeting of another fledgling party called the Women’s Party.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies, were still at the center of turmoil in North Yakima (today’s Yakima).
Thu., June 16, 2016
100 years ago near Plummer, Idaho: Man who testified in favor of Potlatch Lumber found hanging from tree
From our archives, 100 years ago A Potlatch Lumber Company laborer named Dan Pavich was called to court to testify in a lawsuit brought against the company by a widow …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Industrial Workers of the World, aka Wobblies, were making news for two reasons.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The street-corner speaking controversy continued to build in Spokane.
Wed., March 25, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Charles H. Moyer, the president of the Western Federation of Miners, was present at the birth of the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A mass meeting of Spokane’s many unemployed men got rowdy at Central Christian Church.
Fri., July 4, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago Drenching rain put a damper on the Fourth of July celebrations. Even the big fireworks display at Natatorium Park was canceled.
Thu., June 26, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s youthful joy riders – three boys and three girls, ages 17 to 19 – were still on the loose somewhere in the middle …
Sun., June 15, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago A widower in Hackensack, New Jersey, found he could no longer care for his two girls, Dorothy, 9, and Mary, 3. So he tearfully …