Syndic No.7
Syndic Literary Journal

Labor History Essay by Dick Meister

LABOR WRITER DICK MEISTER / CITY: SAN FRANCISCO

 

” IWW  LEGACY “

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IWW / WOBBLIES

 

PLAY  >  ” JOE HILL”  BY ALFRED HAYES & EARL ROBINSON

Joe Hill was an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World

(commonly known as the Wobblies) and was a writer of many fine union songs.

He was convicted of murder and executed in 1915 in Salt Lake City.

Many believe he was convicted unjustly, and he became a symbol of workers

who died fighting for labor’s rights.

Authors/Artists Bios

Dick Meister, former Labor Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is co-author of “A Long Time Coming: The Struggle to Unionize America’s Farm Workers” (Macmillan).

 

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