The union charter followed the IWW pattern of grouping all workers into one big union regardless of craft.
What does OBU stand for?
OBU stands for One Big Union
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We have 14 other meanings of OBU in our Acronym Attic
- Outer Banks Transportation Task Force
- Office for Battlefield Technical Vulnerability Reduction
- Oh By the Way
- Obligatory the World Is A Very Big Place
- Occasional Business Use
- Offshore Banking Unit
- Oklahoma Baptist University
- Old Baptist Union (est. 1880)
- Old Boys Union
- Onboard Unit
Samples in periodicals archive:
Appropriately enough, there is also a long section on Hawaii, where the ILWU became a kind of one big union, organizing not only the longshoremen, but also agricultural workers on the islands' vast sugar and pineapple plantations and hotel and other service workers in the burgeoning tourism industry.
John Hample has outlined the many conflicts and strikes that occurred in the men's suit industry between 1887 and 1921, linking nineteenth-century craft unionism with the more radical industrial unionism under One Big Union (OBU) organization in the twentieth century.
Much of British Columbia labour had embraced the One Big Union and its socialist leadership by the spring of 1919, but Victoria's organized workers wavered on the question of striking in sympathy with Winnipeg's working class.
The action was taken by large sections of the unions when they endorsed the plan for the One Big Union formulated by the Calgary convention.
IN MAY AND JUNE 1919 almost every Canadian and most American daily newspapers presented the Winnipeg General Strike in flaming editorials, gripping headlines, and news reports as a One Big Union (1)-Bolshevik plot to topple constituted authority and replace it with a Soviet-style form of government.
By 1930, the One Big Union (OBU), which began with such promise in 1919, was virtually extinct.
Advocates of One Big Union, 1880-1925 Button and enamel pins of the One Big Union (c.