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birdy

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Re: Cracker jokes
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2020, 10:30:49 AM »
Very early union movement in the US.  Industrial Workers of the World founded here in Chicago in 1905.

Here's Wiki's link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Workers_of_the_World

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Re: Cracker jokes
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2020, 11:39:49 AM »
Birdy, my grandfather was a Wobbly, too!

Although founded and most prominent in the US, the IWW was active in some other countries, including Australia, where my grandfather was active in the Melbourne chapter during the First World War.

For all the information you could possibly want about my grandfather, Percy Laidler, see Solidarity Forever! the life & times of Percy Laidler, another website that I run.
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Re: Cracker jokes
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2020, 12:13:42 PM »
In the States, uneducated white southern males, notably in the Appalachian region, are known as "crackers" so naturally when I started reading this thread..... Learn something new every day.
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