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IWW Local 8

Peter Cole & Marc Nelson


In 1913 thousands of Philadelphia longshoresmen formed Industrial Workers of the World Local 8, the nation’s most progressive union. Local 8 welcomed African Americans, Irish Americans, Poles, Lithuanians, West Indians, and others—a first for the time.

Printed at the worker-owned Stumptown Printers, Portland, OR.

This is #42 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.