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International Women's Day in Russia
Childcare, canteens and laundries enable women to participate fully in the construction of socialism.For nearly a century now,...
In Memoriam : the February Strike
On 25 February 2017 the seventy-sixth anniversary of the February Strike will be commemorated in front of the synagogue and the...
De Strijd-rondleiding 'Stakingen in Nederland'
Dit najaar zendt de VARA de serie De Strijd uit, over de geschiedenis van de arbeider in Nederland. Hiervoor is veel onderzoek...
Labour Conflicts on a Global Scale
Please find the call for collaboration on a project initiated by the International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands...
Sweeping Solidarity
What marked the events of the strike in Lal Kanpur cotton factories, India, in June 1938 was the significant solidarity of women...
Publiekswandeling: De Bloednacht van Kattenburg
In  juli 1911 vindt er op het Amsterdamse eiland Kattenburg een ware veldslag plaats. Opmaat is de eerder die zomer uitgeroepen...
West Coast Waterfront Strike
In May and June 1934, more than 10.000 longshoremen struck all the US Pacific Coast ports. Vowing to open the port of San...
Tom Mboya
Dock workers in Mombasa, Kenya, were engaged in a huge wildcat strike from 3 - 8 March 1955 when the young trade unionist Tom...
Swedish Model
The 1950s and 1960s in Sweden were a period of labour market peace. The Swedish social system was highly appreciated by many...
Polish Craftsmen Strike in America
Polish craftsmen were hired by the British Virginia Company to settle in Jamestown, Virginia Colony (founded 1607) and...
Strikers' Camp Library
The first union strike camp of Australian sheep shearers was set up in Central Queensland on 6 January 1891.  Strike camps were...
Rebel Patagonia
Anarchism and syndicalism were the dominant strain in the Argentinian labour movement of the early 20th century. A strike of...
Defenestration of an Employer
France saw a number of sharp labour conflicts in 1886. A miners strike in Decazeville broke out on January 26, after the...
Strike Epidemic
Russia's 1905 Revolution was also a strike epidemic. In unprecendented numbers, workers in all sectors of the economy walked off...
Seattle General Strike
The Seattle General Strike of 1919 lasted from February 6 to February 11, 1919 and started with a work stoppage of the shipyard...
ILWCH on Strikes and Social Conflicts
A special issue of International Labor and Working Class History (83, Spring 2013) tackles the theme Strikes and Social Conflicts...
Strikes and Bloodshed
On "Bloody Friday", July 20,1934, 67 striking truckdrivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police.  In 'Striking...
'Striking Numbers'
The Liverpool Transport Strike began on 14 June 1911, grew out into a massive strike with international repercussions and...
Starving Strikers
By the late nineteenth century, the hungry increasingly found themselves constructed as objects of compassion. In an IRSH...
Hunger March Bolivia
In La Paz, Bolivia 100.000 people marched against hunger on 15 September 1982. The march ended in a general strike whereupon the...
Striking Numbers
Based on a workshop of the Labour Conflicts Collaboratory at the IISH this Research Paper offers new perspectives on quantitative...
Striking Numbers
The new online publication Striking Numbers: New approaches to strike research brings together seven contributions on new...
Conference: Combined Approaches to Conflicts
The second International Conference Strikes and Social Conflicts: Combined approaches to conflicts (Eighteenth century to the...
British Miners
Britain's most bitter industrial dispute of recent times started with the announcement that a Yorkshire pit at Cortonwood was to...
Strike in the Port of Rotterdam
The great strike in the port of Rotterdam started on 24 August and lasted for three weeks. Thirteen thousand men participated,...
Solidarność
In August 1980 strikes broke out in many parts of Poland. The strike at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk is most well known. The...
General Strike in Berlin
Protesting against the decision by the German government to accept the peace treaty of Versailles, a group of soldiers under...
Tramway Strike in Amsterdam
On March 31, 1955 4000 employees of the Amsterdam tramways go on strike for higher wages. It's an unofficial strike. Being public...
White Zinc Mill on Strike
Two prolonged, grim labour conflicts marked 1929 in the Netherlands. The strike of agricultural labourers in northern Groningen...
British Strike Ends and Continues
The great British 1926 general strike officially lasted ten days. It started on May 3 to protest against a planned reduction in...
Dockers from Antwerp
Dockers from Antwerp, Belgium, stopped work during the month of September 1907 to get one more frank pay (of five Bfr.) Strike...
Paris, May '68
The posters from the May '68 Paris student movement became immediate collectors' items. An explosion of creativity accompanied...
Paris, May 1968
In May 1968 students in Paris occupied university buildings to launch an avalanche of protests and strikes against the...
Gansch het raderwerk...
De spoorwegstakingen van 1903Onder de titel 'Gansch het raderwerk...' is in De Burcht te Amsterdam tot en met 17 augustus 2003...
Bert Nelemans
Since the IISH has only little original archival material about the former Dutch colony of Suriname, an unexpected acquisition of...
Kranen over de wal
Boekpresentatie In 1970 brak de grootste na-oorlogse haven- en metaalstaking in Rotterdam uit. Deze staking was de aanzet tot een...
Strikes in an international perspective 1970-2000
Since the 1970's there has been a dramatic decline in strike activity in most western countries. This decline can be seen in the...
Stakingen in Nederland
Ruim 16.000 stakingen en uitsluitingen in Nederland in de jaren 1372-2008 zijn nu online doorzoekbaar. De stakingsdatabase...
Labour Conflicts
Labour conflicts are an important phenomenon in the history of capitalism, but also in other societies in which unequal labour...
The Imaginary Revolution
The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author...
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