Cartoon art

Item no. 28186
March 1911
Collection: Other

'An Overdose of IWW' by unknown artist, Industrial Worker, March 16, 1911.

Despite the coordinated efforts of the employers associations, police, and vigilante organizations, the free speech fights were an undeniable success. The ordinances against public speaking were rescinded, Wobbly prisoners were released, and IWW organizing drives were allowed to proceed undisturbed. Furthermore, the IWW's exposé of the employment sharks led to investigations, which resulted in the revocation of the licenses of the most corrupt employment agencies. In the end, the events which took place in Missoula, Spokane, Fresno and San Diego proved that it was not the Wobblies who were violent and lawless but the city's businessmen, police, and "respectable elements."

See this image in the Solidarity Forever: A Look at Wobbly Culture exhibit.

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