Tussey, Richard B.
- Existence: 1918 - 1981
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract A Canadian, Frederick Thompson came to the U.S. and became a member of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1922. He traveled throughout the country organizing for the IWW, served as General Secretary-General, edited "The Industrial Worker," and wrote two histories on the organization. His papers reflect his involvement with the IWW and his interest in preserving its history; his ties to Socialism; his effort to become a U.S. citizen; and IWW legal struggles of the 1950s and 1960s.
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Abstract Richard B. Tussey served in the Cleveland labor movement as an organizer, educator, editor, negotiator and administrator, for various organizations, including the Socialist Labor Party, the Metal and Machine Workers Industrial Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, later known as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Mr. Tussey’s papers document the activities of the...
Abstract Leaflets, newsletters, press releases, campaign material, radio and television scripts, speeches, and newspapers collected by Mr. Pollock, who served as president of Meat Cutters Local 427, Cleveland, Ohio, and was an active member of the United Organized Labor of Ohio, a committee established to oppose the "Right-to-Work" amendment to the Ohio Constitution. This collection pertains to the 1958 right-to-work campaign.