Coos Bay member on Wobblies

Youst - Wobblies bookletPNLHA member Lionel Youst has at least eight publications to his credit, among them The Wobblies – Solidarity Forever and Other Articles, a 64-page illustrated booklet that includes the words and music to Joe Hill’s “Rebel Girl.

Youst presented some of the contents of his booklet at the Portland conference in 2012, notably a chronology of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) activity in 1913 in his home area of Coos Bay, Oregon.

The IWW newspaper Industrial Worker called the booklet “the best non-academic piece I have ever read about us. Not only does Youst refuse to write us off as dead, but he goes into the struggles like the Philadelphia docks and the Detroit auto shops that are usually ignored by politicians.”

Lionel Youst, The Wobblies – Solidarity Forever and Other Articles (Coos Bay, OR: Golden Falls Publishing, 2012).