For Workers’ Power!

If the workers take a notion,
They can stop all speeding trains;
Every ship upon the ocean
They can tie with mighty chains.
Every wheel in the creation,
Every mine and every mill,
Fleets and armies of the nation,
Will at their command stand still.

– Joe Hill, “Workers of the World, Awaken,” 1916.

Welcome to Factory Blues!

This website seeks to provide Marxist commentary and insight on contemporary news and history as it relates to questions of industrial labor, politics, and class struggle.

Factory Blues is maintained by Ben – a factory worker and revolutionary socialist that currently lives in California.