You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
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
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.SOURCE
"I've learned my lesson," he moaned. "I ain't never goin' to scab on workingmen no more!"
The Education of John Reed
-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?