Pamphlet urging iron workers to protest the war, stop producing material for war machines, and to join the union in strike. It was originally used in the trial of the United States vs. William D. Haywood, et al. This exhibit was introduced into the trial of Michael Simmons vs. the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company through the deposition of John W. Hughes.
UA Special Collections AZ 114 Box 1, folder 2, exhibit 92.
Workers in the Iron Industry
Your attention I called to the fact, that in this Land of Liberty, the home of the free, Hundreds of our fellow workers, have been arrested, and thrown into jails that the workers have built, for the reason that they did not register because they know that the constitution of the United States, do not allow any force to be practiced on any man under jurisdiction of the United States, and because they do not believe in wars, and practicing for killing their fellow man, for the benefit of few over fed parasites, while they themselves are in urgent need of the necessities of life.
You Fellow Workers think this over for a minute in your head, and you will soon see that if we workers do not help ourselves, the master class will not help us. We are here producing the iron of which the war machineries is built from. Thousands of tons of our sweat and blood is sunk into the bottom of the ocean, and millions of our fellow man are being killed, and others are wounded for cannons food.
You workers must stop of furnishing the master the material of which the war structures are made of, and same time defend our innocent fellow workers, who believe that they will not murder your brothers of your father, nor destroy your home.
We appeal to you workers of the Iron Industry to prepare for a walk out from you jobs, and demand that imprisoned fellow workers are immediately released, Thousands of men in the copper industries in the State of Montana, are on strike — to defend our fellow workers, Thousands more will in — days be out in the lumber Industry, of the West.
Prepare yourselves miners and all other workers — go out on strike on the moments notice. DO NOT BE — TO DEFEND YOUR OWN CLASS.