Industrial Workers of the World
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Industrial Workers of the World was a local branch of a radical labor organization, located in Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada. Included are membership rosters, expense books, and minutes, from 1906-1907. Of particular note are the indications of the number of women involved in the Wobbly movement in Nevada.
Abstract Agreement between the mine operators, Virginia City Miners' Union no. 46, and the Gold Hill Miners' Union no. 54 setting wages of miners at $5 per day during World War I (1918); and a letter from the mine operators to the unions rescinding the previous wage agreement, mentioning I. W. W. influence among agitators, and threatening to halt all mining if lower wages were not accepted (1919).
Abstract Collection contains a seminar paper which analyses the involvement of the United Mine Workers in the Goldfield (Nevada) miners' strike of 1906-1908, the union's part in organizing the International Workers of the World, and whether the principles supported by either organization reflected the aspirations of the workers they represented. Material created by Ann Harvey in 1983.
Overview The Nevada Mining Association (NMA) was organized in Tonopah, Nevada, on March 24, 1913 as the Nevada Mine Operators Association. Its membership consisted of the principle metal producers in Nevada who banded together for protection, mutual cooperation, and assistance. These records include incorporation papers, minutes of the executive committee, membership lists, correspondence, reports, and position statements.