The Wobblies | 1978

Documentary
"The Wobblies" was the nickname of the International Workers of the World, a rival of the American Federation of Labor during the early 20th century, but a smaller, less mainstream union. Membership included several ...more

Cast

... Migratory Worker

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... Migratory Worker

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... Migratory Worker

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... Migratory Worker

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... Migratory Worker

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... Silk Weaver

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... Silk Weaver

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... Silk Weaver

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... Lumberjack

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... Lumberjack

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... Lumberjack

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... Longshoreman

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Company

Center For Educational Productions

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Film Fund

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Folkways Records

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Joint Foundation Support

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Optical House Inc

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Synopsis

"The Wobblies" was the nickname of the International Workers of the World, a rival of the American Federation of Labor during the early 20th century, but a smaller, less mainstream union. Membership included several minority groups who were fighting prejudice, and the group was frequently considered left-leaning because it championed unpopular social issues, and because their leadership included some socialists. Two strikes are recounted, and surviving members of the union share information and their memorabilia.

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