By Arnold Stead
From the speech for which Frank Little was once murdered in Butte, Montana
Frank Little is taken into account via a few to be the best organizer produced via the U.S. exertions flow, and but beneficial little has been written in regards to the recognized business employees of the area (IWW) agitator. Little used to be a key chief of the country’s first unfastened speech fights, geared up a few mass moves, and used to be thought of this kind of possibility to company pursuits that he used to be lynched by means of corporation thugs for decry makes an attempt at strike breaking. Police and executive officers not just grew to become a blind eye to his homicide, they later used his phrases and activities to justify a crusade to scapegoat and persecute different participants of the IWW.
Always on Strike chronicles and severely engages with Little’s exploits in hopes of disclosing a brand new new release of radicals to his existence, legacy and politics.
Featuring conceal artwork from a portrait of Frank Little by means of Keith Seidel, keithseidel.com
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Extra resources for Always on Strike: Frank Little and the Western Wobblies
Always on Strike text pages 7_all pages 10/21/14 5:48 PM Page 41 ChApter two Free-Speech Fights From 1909 until 1914, when the union virtually abandoned such fights, Frank Little played a prominent role in the free-speech struggles engaged in by the Industrial Workers of the World. On at least two occasions he recruited free-speech “soldiers” from hobo jungles then either sent or accompanied them by freight train more than a thousand miles away to take part in an action. ” Like Thomas Paine and Michael Bakunin, the IWW viewed ignorance as an essential collaborator in the continued smooth 41 Always on Strike text pages 7_all pages 10/21/14 5:48 PM Page 42 42 A l w A y s o n s trike functioning of governments.
Little sentenced by perjured jury to 25 days in jail. ” Little created an explosion of sorts when he told Fresno police officers they were being exploited and advised them to go on strike. The officers’ contract stated that they were to work eight-hour shifts, but ten-hour workdays were the norm. When Police Chief Shaw heard about the hobo agitator’s advice, he was outraged. ” He reacted officially by immediately revoking the IWW’s permit to speak on the street. The action seriously hindered the growth of Local 66.
He had already been working with agricultural laborers for three years, and at the 1914 IWW national convention he proposed that a communication network be set up for the express purpose of organizing agricultural workers. Like San Diego, Wheatland was part of a Southern California area in which he did a considerable amount of agitating and organizing. The farm workers respected Little’s dedication to free speech and the IWW’s strictly enforced colorblind policy on race. The latter should not be underestimated as during the period in question; to my knowledge, no other comparably broad-based union enforced such a policy.
Always on Strike: Frank Little and the Western Wobblies by Arnold Stead