Today in Labor History

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October 30, 1916

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In an escalation of their attempts to intimidate and run the Industrial Workers of World out of Everett, Washington, Sheriff Donald McRae and his deputies round up 41 Wobblies who had come to town to support striking shingle workers, beat them, and force them to run through a gauntlet of “law and order” officials armed with clubs and whips.  The IWW would return, however, with greater numbers on November 5.

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