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May 15, 1919

WinnipegGeneralStrikeA general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers – half of whom were not even union members – in support of the city’s building and metal trade workers, on strike over wages and working conditions. For six weeks, the city came to a halt.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Action New Hampshire and commented:
    More evidence of the power of strikes!

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