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April 12, 1934


The Toledo Electric Auto-Lite strike begins over union recognition and wages. The strike, which lasted nearly two months, involved a five-day battle (“The Battle of Toledo”) between 6,000+ strikers and the Ohio National Guard, leaving two striking workers dead and more than 200 injured.


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  1. John Forlini on said:

    Thank you for your article. May I use your picture of the Auto-lite strike for a book that I have completed on the 1930’s. I am currently working with my publisher and would like to add your picture to the chapter on 1934. Thank you for your consideration.

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