100 Years since “Bread and Roses” Strike

One hundred years ago immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts led by the Industrial Workers of the World organized a strike that held for over two months for fairer wages and better working conditions.

This was an momentous event in the history of labour relations in the United States and has inspired the Bread and Roses award for radical literature given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (of which The Hydra is of course a member).



Can you imagine a two month strike in these times? comments welcomed…

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