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

Saturday April 25, 1903
New York City, New York - Rose Schneiderman and Bessie Mannis, Hard at Work

Having organized a new local of the United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers Union, Rose Schneiderman and Bessie Mannis have their work cut out for them. When work in the factory ends you can now find them at their second job. At six o'clock in the evening, they station themselves in front of union headquarters on East Fourth Street. There the girls bring them their problems. They use their lunch hours to visit various employers and do their best to resolve complaints. They have both become ardent trade unionist.

All for One
-by Rose Schneiderman
    & Lucy Goldthwaite
NY, 1967

Friday April 25, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - The Scab in the Passaic County Jail

From his time in jail, Jack Reed has this story to tell about a scab who was jailed along  with strikers:
Then there was the strike-breaker. He was a fat man, with sunken, flabby cheeks, jailed by some mistake of the Recorder. So completely did the strikers ostracize him-rising and moving away when he sat by them, refusing to speak to him, absolutely ignoring his presence-that he was in a pitiable condition of loneliness.

"I've learned my lesson," he moaned. "I ain't never goin' to scab on workingmen no more!"

The Education of John Reed
Selected Writings

-ed & intro by John Stuart
International Pub, 1955

From Fightfor15 at YouTube:

Some great videos from the yesterday's strike in Chicago. Enjoy!

#Strikefor15 - Victoria's Secret on Michigan Ave

#Strikefor15 - Forever 21

#Strikefor15 - Sears

Money speaks for Money, the devil for his own.
Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone?

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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

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