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Seattle general strike [microform]

Seattle. General Strike Committee, 1919. History Committee.

Seattle general strike [microform]

an account of what happened in Seattle, and especially in the Seattle labor movement, during the general strike, February 6 to 11, 1919

by Seattle. General Strike Committee, 1919. History Committee.

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Published by Seattle Union Record in Seattle, Wash .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementissued by the History Committee of the General Strike Committee.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 86/8232 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. ; 20 cm.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2317059M
LC Control Number86198293

  The shipyard strike went on; the attack on unionism swelled in Seattle as elsewhere; the Socialist Party headquarters, a labor printing plant, and the I.W.W. hall were raided and thirty-nine "Wobblies" - l.W.W. members - arrested as "ringleaders of anarchy,"27 Although they played little role in the general strike.   The excerpt is part of an award-winning documentary film biography of Anna Louise Strong, Seattle's most famous radical. The General Strike began February 6 .

Seattle General Strike. United States Synopsis. The Seattle strike of was the first large-scale general strike in the United gh sparked by wage grievances of shipyard workers, the strike quickly grew into a larger showdown between the city's American Federation of Labor (AFL) movement and local politicians, business interests, and federal war agencies, all of whom saw. Ebooks list page: ; When the State Trembled: How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike, 2nd Edition; Magnificent Fight: The Winnipeg General Strike; [PDF] Nomad Citizenship: Free-Market Communism and the Slow-Motion General Strike; Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of to the .

  Decades before Amazon dominated the city, Seattle was the fiery site of labor unrest, radical action — and the US's only true general strike. The front page of the Seattle Union Record at the beginning of the Seattle General Strike, February 3, University of Washington. The Seattle General Strike was the first general strike in the U.S. and marked the beginning of a post-WWI era of labor conflict. Conditions for a general strike in Seattle had been building for decades. Seattle had a strong labor history with much emphasis on workplace democracy.


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The Seattle General Strike is an event very important in the history of the Pacific Northwest. On February 6, Seattle workers became the first workers in United States history to participate in an official general strike. Many people know little, if anything, about the strike, however. The Seattle General Strike of February was the first twentieth century solidarity strike in the United States to be proclaimed a “general strike.” It led off a tumultuous era of post-World War I labor conflict that saw massive strikes shut down the nation's steel, coal, and other industries and threaten civil unrest in a dozen cities.

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The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history. The Shipyard Strike. The Seattle General Strike grew out of a shipyard strike that began on Janu In that strike, 35, union members, most of them affiliated with the Metal Trades Council, walked out of Seattle shipyards that were still bustling with wartime prosperity: World War I.

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