A Call to Action
To all Workers of Lawrence, Mass:
… As long as the fight was confined to the mills of Lawrence and appeared not to extend any further we deemed it unnecessary to appeal to other classes of workers; but now that the combination of capitalists have shown the unity of all our adversaries, we call on you as brothers and sisters to join hands with us in this great movement. Our cause is just…
Workers quit your hammers, thrown down your files, let the dynamos stop, the power cease to turn the wheels and the looms, leave the machinery, bank the fires, tie up the plants, tie up the town. Great is the provocation, greater must be the answer of the workers to the employing class… On to the general strike of all workers, of all professions, of women, men, and children. Tie up everything. On to action!
The Call to Action was issued by the Committee of Ten, the group responsible for leading the strike.