We continue to post announcements of Joe Hill-related exhibitions and performances to our Events page and our newsletter as we learn of them. We encourage anyone organizing such to post the details as a comment or to write us at iwwhlf [at] gmail.com
2024 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar
This year we commemorate struggles including the Detroit auto workers whose sit-down strikes in the 1970s fought speed-ups and racist supervisors, the 1910 uprising of New York garment workers, Parisian cafe workers whose quickie strikes stopped managers from stealing their tips, Alabama sanitation workers’ long struggle demanding union recognition and decent working conditions, Tokyo workers who beseiged the stock exchange to demand fair wages, maritime workers fighting Taft-Hartley injunctions, London dockworkers whose direct action freed shop stewards jailed for enforcing union conditions, and more… $13.95 ($15.95 outside North America); order on the Shop page.
Joe Hill: en man med manga identiter
Details are on our events page, which is updated with Joe Hill-related events as we learn of them.
Joe Hill Monument in Salt Lake City
108 years after his judicial murder by Utah authorities, the monument was unveiled Nov. 19 at Sugarhouse Park, site of the crime. The Central Utah Federation of Labor/AFL-CIO said the marker “will stand as a symbol of his enduring spirit and will serve as a reminder of the power of collective action.”
The Case of Joe Hill by Philip Foner was reissued in 2022 by International Publishers, with a new Foreword by Erica Smiley, executive director of Jobs with Justice that discusses developments since the book’s original publication.
James Connolly centenary
May 2016 marked the centenary of the murder of labor and socialist organizer James Connolly. We offer A Full Life: James Connolly The Irish Rebel, a graphic history of his life and legacy, on our products page. Patika Publishing released a Turkish-language edition in September 2022.
Gifts for all seasons…
We have a wide array of Joe Hill and labor-oriented material suitable for gifts, including:
A Full Life: James Connolly The Irish Rebel
2024 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar
Direct Action Gets the Goods women’s cut T-shirts
Joe Hill centenary T-shirts (S, 3XL only)
The Shelby Bottom Duo singing songs of Joe Hill
Joe Hill’s letters and other writings
Carlos Cortez linocut poster, Joe Hill.
the definitive biography of Joe Hill, by William Adler
The 3rd edition of Joyce Kornbluh’s Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology
and full color Christmas Cards drawn by Joe Hill in his Salt Lake City jail cell
Although the centenary is over, we continue to offer Joe Hill t-shirts (only two sizes remain), a book of Joe Hill’s collected writings, recordings of his songs by Fred Alpi, the Shelby Bottom Duo, Bucky Halker, etc., and to add new Joe Hill events to our calendar (and to notify site subscribers) as we learn of them.
San Pedro Joe Hill Memorial
The only public memorial in the United States to this legendary organizer and songwriter was unveiled in January 2017. The 8-foot-wide plaque features Hill holding a guitar, with the IWW’s universal label over his head. His gaze is fixed on a sea of San Pedro workers confronted by policemen, their batons raised. ILWU members, Wobblies and others were present for the unveiling. Joe Hill was secretary of the San Pedro dockworkers’ strike committee, and lived there for several years before the blacklist sent him to Utah.
About this website
November 2015 marked the centenary of the judicial murder of IWW organizer and songwriter Joe Hill. This site features information on Joe Hill’s life, a listing of events around the world marking the centenary, the text of all of Joe Hill’s surviving songs (with links to the music and selected performances), and other information. Suggestions for additional material are welcome.
• Chronology of highlights in Joe Hill’s life
• Joe Hill’s poems and songs
• Books, plays and songs about Joe Hill
• A capsule biography of Joe Hill’s life and legacy
• Events commemorating Joe Hill’s life and marking the centenary of his murder
• Publications and other material available for purchase (Watch this space for new recordings, books, and other items)
• Subscribe to our updates for news of the Joe Hill Roadshow, upcoming events, and more. (These can also be found under the Files tab)
Last Updated: november 2023
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