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July 9, 1935


Management at the Jerome Avenue Barn in the Bronx try to speed up workers by forcing them to use a 14-inch squeegee instead of the customary 10-inch tool.  This “straw that broke the camel’s back” resulted in a two-day Transport Workers Union-inspired walkout after six car cleaners were fired for insubordination.  The “Squeegee Strike” was a success and management reinstated the workers.


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