This Week in Labor History, vol. 7: Founding of the IWW

by Sean Lundergan, Fr. Boyle Fellow The Industrial Workers of the World was founded 115 years ago today. The IWW, whose members are known as Wobblies, has played an essential role in American labor history, including in the 1912 Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence,...

This Week in Labor History, vol. 6: James Connolly

by Sean Lundergan, Fr. Boyle Fellow   James Connolly, the Irish socialist, nationalist and labor leader, was executed 104 years ago, on May 12, 1916. His death helped transform a failed, week-long rebellion into a rallying cry for Irish independence from the...