There are historical examples.
Anti-IWW cartoon from The American Employer, publishedwith the Industrial Workers of the World organizing drive editorialized as "a volcano of hate stirred into active eruption at Akron, by alien hands, which pour into the crater the disturbing acids and alkalis of greed, class hatred and anarchy.
The concept of industrial unionism is important, not only to organized workers but also to the general public, because the philosophy and spirit of this organizing principle go well beyond the mere structure of a union organization.
Railroad engineers and firemen had called a strike, but other employees, particularly conductors who were organized into a different craft, did not join that strike. Or should the union fight for the principle that working people create wealth, and are therefore entitled to access to that wealth?
These might be unskilled or migratory workers who conceive of their union philosophy as one big union. Soonworkers were involved and the industry ground to a halt. But the principle of industrial unionism is becoming increasingly a power in the land. Employers find it easier to enforce one bad contract, then use that as a precedent.
Subsequently, smaller companies, traditionally even more anti-union than U. These acts expressed the beliefs and direction of the U. This concept came to be known as voluntarism.
One by one other industries -- rubber, oil, electronics and textiles -- also followed suit. The Rise of Industrial Unions While the s were years of relative prosperity in the United States, the workers in industries such as steel, automobiles, rubber and textiles benefitted less than many others.