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You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                          -Mother Jones

Sunday May 3, 1903
From the International Socialist Review: World of Labor

Max S. Hayes uses his column to warn Labor about the recent N.A.M Convention.

During the past month [April 1903] the annual convention of the National Association of Manufacturers was held in New Orleans, and In his annual address, which covers sixty pages, book form, President Parry did not mince words in referring to organized labor. He reiterated his former charges that the unions are lawless institutions and should be destroyed root and branch. He accused the so-called "pure and simple" leaders with attempting to bring about Socialism by forcible methods and differed in this essential with the Socialist Party, which was aiming to accomplish the same end through the ballot-box. Of course, Gompers and other national officers are storming and declare that Parry does not present the real views of the manufacturers ...But, all the same, the delegates in New Orleans almost to a man endorsed the sentiments of Parry.
International Socialist Review
May 1903

Saturday May 3, 1913
West Virginia - Governor Hatfield orders seizure of Socialist newspaper.

Governor Henry D. Hatfield
By order of the Governor, military authorities have seized the Labor Argus, a leading socialist newspaper in West Virginia. The offices of the newspaper were raided and destroyed on April the 29th, its editor arrested, and one of the reporters detained. It remains to be seen whether or not the military will move against the Socialist and Labor Star in Huntington. The Labor Argus has been a steadfast supporter of the UMWA during the current strike.

The Court-Martial of
Mother Jones

-ed by Edward M Steel, Jr
U Press of KY, 1995


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Friday May 3, 2013
From Stern Burger with Fries: Results from Kaiser Election

Late in the afternoon, the NLRB announced its election results… which left many observers surprised and stunned given the outpouring of support for NUHW during the campaign. Here are the results, according to the NLRB's website:

SEIU-UHW: 18,844, NUHW: 13,101, No Union: 334.

Tasty’s sources say the scene at the final vote count was quite revealing. Apparently, the happiest people in the room were not SEIU-UHW... but Kaiser! As the NLRB announced its final tally, Kaiser executives reportedly grinned from ear to ear.


Kaiser has not only kept its preferred “partnership” union atop the 45,000 workers, but it has made SEIU-UHW even more endebted to Kaiser as a result of the HMO’s extensive election assistance… which included Kaiser’s withholding of annual bonuses from NUHW’s members and blocking NUHW’s supporters and staff from accessing Kaiser facilities.

More here:



The Commonwealth of Toil
Written by Ralph Chaplin, sung by Pete Seeger.
(starts at :30)

Happy Birthday to Pete Seeger!

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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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