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Industrial Workers of the World

Industrial Workers of the World
Date: July 24, 1920
This political cartoon shows the invasion of the Wobblies in a Kansas wheat field. The illustration was based on the June 24, 1920 I.W.W. District Court case in Butler, Kansas, that prohibited members of the Industrial Workers of the World, better know as the Wobblies, from carrying out their "unlawful practices" of political and industrial change in Kansas.


Kansas is invaded! The Bolsheviki are within our gates!

Kansas is invaded! The Bolsheviki are within our gates!
Date: June 20, 1919
This handbill is advertising Phil E. Zimmerman's speech against the Non-Partisan League and I.W.W. leadership in Kansas.


Right-to-Work laws aim to destroy unions

Right-to-Work laws aim to destroy unions
Creator: Oxnam, Bishop G. Bromley
Date: 1958
This commentary, excerpted from an address by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, was reproduced by the Kansas State Federation of Labor in 1958. It provides an opposing view to "right to work" legislation. In this article, Bishop Oxnam states "right to work" laws are fraudulent. They are neither intended nor designed to guarantee work or to establish the right to work. The "Right to Work" Amendment was ratified in Kansas in 1958.


The Kansas Industrial Act as affected by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Kansas Industrial Act as affected by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States
Creator: Huggins, William L.
Date: 1920s
In this pamphlet, William L. Huggins, author of the legislation and presiding judge of the Court of Industrial Relations provides an analysis of the supreme court decision in the case of the Charles Wolff Packing Co. vs the Court of Industrial Relations and its affect on the future of the court in Kansas.


The ten (industrial) commandments

The ten (industrial) commandments
Creator: Huggins, William L.
Date: 1920
William Huggins, author of the Ten Industrial Commandments, became the first presiding judge of the state industrial court and is credited for authoring the legislation that passed a special session of the Kansas legislature in 1920.


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