An Injury to One is An Injury to All

Title

An Injury to One is An Injury to All

Subject

Labor Movement

Description

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) initially popularized the slogan, ”An injury to one is an injury to all,” during the early-1900s, a tumultuous period of labor strife across the U.S. The I.W.W. was a militant union that organized skilled and unskilled workers, men and women, white and non-white laborers into what they called "one big union."

Over time, the slogan has become a more generalized expression of the communal connection, collective power, or "solidarity," essential to labor organizing.

Creator

Industrial Workers of the World

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1970s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Industrial Workers of the World, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/226.

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