Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919
280 pp, $26 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-852-7
By Cal Winslow
Reviewed by Michelle Chen for The Journal of Working Class Studies, vol. 5, no. 3
“Since the Covid-19 pandemic pummeled the economy, millions of workers have been displaced, while others continue to work amid increasingly harsh, often hazardous working conditions. With Covid forcing millions to choose between a paycheck and their health, some labor activists have hoped for a wave of wildcat strikes, and in the wake of the election, perhaps even a ‘general strike’ if Trump refused to concede. ¶ There have been sparks of resistance, including spontaneous protests and walkouts, led by exhausted workers demanding fair wages and minimal safety protections at work. ¶ Yet despite sporadic strikes, we are not quite seeing a massive labor insurgency, much less a general strike…”
Read the review at The Journal of Working Class Studies
Comments are closed.