Peter Cole is Professor of History at Western Illinois University and Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of Wobblies on the Waterfront (University of Illinois Press, 2007) and editor of Wobblies of the World (Pluto, 2017).
From small acts of resistance in call centres and art galleries, to the strength of an international trade union, these books explore the activism that fights for change and makes global capitalism precarious.Read full article
Who are the Wobblies? Peter Cole records the history of the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary, internationalist union of workers, who aspired to build ‘a new society out of the ashes of the old’.Read full article
Work under neoliberalism is defined by low-pay, precarity, surveillance and total compliance, consequently, the need for unionisation is unquestionable. Here’s our Labour and Trade Union reading list, to prepare you for the world of modern...Read full article
From all four corners of the globe, the Industrial Workers of the World made rampant capitalists shake in their boots! This article tells the global history of the Wobblies.Read full article