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January 21, 1919

January 21

35,000 shipyard workers in Seattle go on strike seeking wage increases. They appealed to the Seattle Central Labor Council for support and within two weeks, more than 100 local unions joined in a call for a general strike to begin on the morning of February 6. The 60,000 total strikers paralyzed the city’s normal activities, while their General Strike Committee maintained order and provided essential services.

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  1. This is amazing, thanks for posting this newspaper page. I wondered where you got it because I had never looked at this paper before. It may be on-line now? Here is a HistoryLink article about it: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2859

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