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2023 Labor History Calendar

the 2023 Solidarity Forever calendar is now available

This year’s calendar remembers strikes by port truckers who were among the first to face the gig economy, cotton pickers, teachers and textile workers who defied injunctions to demand better conditions and the right to organize and strike. We honor those who fought for safe working conditions, who struck in solidarity with coal miners, who refused austerity and misery and silence.

The calendar is 11 by 17 inches (open) with a color cover and black and white insides. It is union-printed.

Copies are $12.95, post-paid, in the U.S. and Canada ($14.95 elsewhere); a bundle of 5 to the same address is $38.95. Please inquire for bulk rates. Copies can be ordered at

2023 Calendar in final proofreading

We should be on the press soon and shipping calendars by the end of September. Email to arrange bulk orders (which can be shipped direct from the printer). We will post a link for ordering single copies and bundles of 5 to this site as soon as the price is finalized. (Increased printing and postage costs mean we will have to raise the price slightly.)

If our JoeHill100com site goes dead (as seems increasingly likely to happen on Sept. 16; we have spent countless hours in the last nine months trying to resolve problems with our webhost and domain registrar, but thus far without any success) it will remain possible to order through this site.

2022 labor history calendar

Our 2022 labor history calendar will begin shipping in mid-October.

2021 calendars

A small number of unsold calendars are being returned to us. Contact us if you still need a labor history calendar, and we will ship while supplies last.

2021 Calendar is out of print

The 2021 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar is out of print as of January 14, 2021. You can contact us if you have an urgent need, but we are now down to a few file copies and do not believe it makes sense to go back to press.

The calendar is 11 by 17 inches (open, folds to 8 1/2 by 11), with a color cover and black and white insides. It is union-printed. Copies are $12.95 each, post-paid, in the U.S. and Canada ($14.95 in the rest of the world); a bundle of 5 to the same address is $38.95. Please inquire for bulk rates.

Copies can be ordered at (where we also list a variety of Joe Hill- and other Wobbly-related books, t-shirts, buttons, CDs, and other items), or by sending a check to IWW Hungarian Literature Fund, PO Box 42531, Philadelphia PA 19101.

2019 Solidarity Forever labor history calendar SOLD OUT

2019 calendar cover2019 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar

Our 2019 calendar celebrates the legacy of great strikes, from the Seattle and Winnipeg general strikes of 100 years ago to the wave of teachers’ strikes last year that gave renewed hope to a U.S. labor movement that has suffered decades of defeats and retrenchment, and to millions of workers struggling to survive. 14 photos, and more than a thousand notes. Published annually since 1985.

This 11-by-17 wall calendar is printed by union labor. $12.95, postpaid. Order at

We welcome suggestions of important dates in labor history around the world, and especially information about photos that should be considered for inclusion.

“I want to express my gratitude for making the Labor History Calendar available. For years I have been purchasing it and find that it contains enormous information about labor history, both in the United States and internationally. As a former steelworker turned labor historian it is of immense value to me in teaching my students labor history by reminding me of the labor events that have taken place in the past.”
— M.B., Houston

2018 Railroad Workers Calendar

2018rwucalendarcoverThis standard 11-by-17 wall calendar features a scene from rail labor history each month plus more than 150 historic dates of significance to railroad workers over the last century and a half of struggle. $15 each, free shipping.

The Rail Workers Labor History Calendar is produced with Railroad Workers United, and benefits their work organizing railroad worker solidarity across craft lines and other borders. It is printed by union labor. Bulk rates are available. You can order copies directly from Railroad Workers United (site includes rates for bulk orders), or order single copies from the Hungarian Literature Fund by clicking here.

2018 labor history calendars

2018 calendar cover_Page_1We have produced two calendars for 2018: one marks railroad workers’ struggles (proceeds support the work of Railroad Workers United), and our normal Solidarity Forever Labor History calendar – this time marking labor struggles against fascism and bigotry with 14 photos, hundreds of commemorative notes, and an essay on the role unions have played in this vital struggle. Both open to 11 by 17, and are printed by union labor.

2017 labor history calendar


The 2017 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar is now in its third printing. The retail price remains at $12, post-paid to US and Canada. A bundle of 5 copies to the same address is $36. Those interested in large quantities should contact us at

The calendar opens to 11 by 17 inches, features 15 photos of labor struggles from around the world and an essay reflecting on the current implications of the 1917 Bisbee deportation of hundreds of largely immigrant workers dumped in the desert for daring to organize and strike. It is union-printed, and continues the series of labor history calendars we began in 1985. Copies can be ordered at (which includes a broader array of options) or using the following links: Single Copy $12; Outside US & Canada $14.50; bundle of 5 copies to US & Canada $36. (PayPal recently changed its default, so orders placed via these links [but not through] will arrive without your mailing address unless you specify otherwise, or email it to us at We will email to request addresses for all orders arriving without them.)

Thanks for all your good work on putting out the best working class calendar. I love to give copies out to young workers in my union…


James Connolly: The Irish Rebel

jamesconnollycoverMay 1916 marked the centenary of the execution of IWW/labor organizer James Connolly by British authorities for his role in leading the Easter Rebellion. The IWW Hungarian Literature Fund is commemorating the occasion by publishing a graphic history of his life by veteran comic artist Tom Keough, followed by a modest selection of Connolly’s writings and an afterword by labor historian (and editor of the graphic history The Wobblies) Paul Buhle.

Ordering information and more details are available on our Connolly page.