Solidarity (U.S. newspaper)

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Solidarity, a newspaper published by the Industrial Workers of the World, was an eastern U.S. publication. The newspaper, the official periodical of the organization in its early years, was born of the McKees Rocks strike in 1909, initially by the IWW's Pittsburgh-New Castle Industrial Council. During the IWW's involvement in the local steel industry in New Castle and in Butler, Pennsylvania, the entire editorial and production staff of Solidarity was jailed.[1]

Over the years, Solidarity had many different editors. Publication was carried on in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and later in Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.

The first issue of Solidarity was published on December 18, 1909, and publication lasted until March 18, 1917.[2] In November, 1917, publication of Solidarity was suspended and replaced by Defense News Bulletin, which chronicled the IWW's legal campaign to defend union members and leaders who had been arrested under the government's anti-syndicalism campaign. Defense News Bulletin continued publication until July 1918.[3]

Editors[edit]

The following members of the Industrial Workers of the World were editors of Solidarity:[4]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Melvyn Dubofsky, We Shall Be All, A History of the Industrial Workers of the World, University of Illinois Press Abridged, 2000, page 120
  2. ^ Philip S. Foner, History of the Labor Movement in the United States, Vol. 4, The Industrial Workers of the World 1905-1917, International Publishers, 1997, page 149
  3. ^ Melvyn Dubofsky, We Shall Be All, A History of the Industrial Workers of the World, University of Illinois Press Abridged, 2000, page 245
  4. ^ C. Killingsworth, Trade Union Publications: The Official Journals, Convention Proceedings, and Constitutions of International Unions and Federations, 1850-1941, Volume 1, (pp. 360-388). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Page 376.