Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919
280 pp, $26 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-852-7
By Cal Winslow
Reviewed by Peter Olney
“In December of 1997 I was hired by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to become their first Director of Organizing. At its International Convention in Hawaii in June of that same year the union had decided to dedicate 30% of its revenue to organizing and build out a department. I was honored to get the assignment of directing the union’s regional organizing staff…. When we got to the dock in West Seattle, I stepped off the launch, lost my footing and fell halfway into the drink. Great start for an Organizing Director! ¶ Cal Winslow’s important book Radical Seattle reintroduces me to the region through the lens of the history of one of labor’s great moments, the Seattle General Strike of 1919…. ”
Read the review at The Stansbury Forum
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