The Industrial Worker. Vol. 2 No. 3. March, 1907.

The Industrial Worker. Vol. 2 No. 3. March, 1907.

Contents: Spirit of the Future by Ernest Untermann, The Railway Clerks, Trade Unions and Society Ladies by Charles O. Sherman, Is There one Law for the Rich and One for the Poor?, Lumbermen on Strike by Thomas Willburn, Arizona Workers Conditions, Labor’s Great Chicago Protest, The Trial of Steve Adams, Convention Report.

The Industrial Worker was the first official organ of the Industrial Workers of the World founded in July, 1905. Begun in January 1906, and issued monthly with a relatively small circulation, the paper was also victim to the first split in the I.W.W. when a caucus led by then General Secretary-Treasurer William E. Trautmann and Daniel D eLeon deposed Western Federation of Miners leader Charles Sherman at the 1906 Convention. Two rival I.W.W.s battled each other in court for the name and property of the group. The Sherman faction continued to produce this ‘Industrial Worker’ until lack of finances closed its pages in mid-1907. The Trautmann-DeLeon faction issued its weekly, the Industrial Union Bulletin, afrom March 1907. Soon after, De Leon would be expelled and Trautmann would continue IUB until March 1909.

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