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May 14, 1953


Brewery workers at six Milwaukee breweries go on strike over wages. Employees at breweries located in the Midwest were paid lower wages than those on the East and West Coasts because the brewery owners argued that lower wages ensured that breweries would continue to be concentrated in the Midwest. The strike ended in late July when the workers won their demands.


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  1. Just stumbled on this blog. Great, concise way to show the often forgotten labor history of our country.

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