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March 27, 1912

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Unable to tolerate the unbearable living conditions in the Canadian Northern Railway construction camps, 8,000 workers organized by the Industrial Workers of the World walk out. The strike extended over 400 miles of territory, but the IWW established a “1,000-mile picket line,” as they picketed employment offices in Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, and Minneapolis to halt recruitment of scabs.

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