Date of Award

Summer 7-1-1967

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Kent D. Richards

Second Advisor

Floyd H. Rodine

Third Advisor

Donald M. Schliesman


The Everett Massacre serves not only as an example of harassment of organized labor but also as an example of the violence which typified the I. W.W. movement in its attempt to win concessions from an unwilling industry. In order to understand the historical significance of this event and to place it in perspective, it is necessary to understand the growth of the I. W.W. philosophy beginning with the Western Federation of Miners and the creation of the I. W.W. In addition, two incidents serve to illustrate the mental atmosphere in which the I. W.W. operated and public reaction to their presence as the Western faction controlled the movement. Finally, the story of the Everett Massacre can be continued by tracing events, particularly in Centralia, which led to the decline of the One Big Union.