IWW Yearbooks of Strikes, Campaigns, and Arrests 1905-1920

These yearbooks provide a day-by-day database of hundreds of strikes, protests, campaigns involving IWW members and hundreds more arrests, prosecutions, and beatings targetting the Wobblies. Event descriptions are based on detailed research in contemporary newspapers, especially the IWW's official periodicals: Industrial Union Bulletin, Industrial Worker, Solidarity, and New Solidarity.

Historians usually focus on a handful of key strikes and confrontations, but our yearbooks show the wide scope of the IWW's activities. Our maps of events displays the geographic distribution of these activities. Most of these actions are also included in our interactive database that allows you to filter by location, year, and type of event.

Each year is presented separately. Click the links below to see the full database of events and read a "labor highlights" report about the year.








1906 events database by Arianne Hermida
1907 events database by Arianne Hermida
1908 events database and highlights by Michael Kirkman
1909 events database and highlights by Oliver Janders
1910 events database and highlights by Austin Upton
1911 events database and highlights by Nick Bragg
1912 events database and highlights by Michael Hanley
1913 events database and highlights by Christopher Mulcahey
1914 events database and highlights by Danielle Simmons
1915 events database by Arianne Hermida
1916 events database and highlights by Morgan Cottle and Arianne Hermida
1917 events database and highlights by Alison Cheung and Arianne Hermida
1918 events database by Arianne Hermida
1919 events database by Arianne Hermida
1920 events database and highlights by Arianne Hermida