Item #20820 The Seattle General Strike, An Account of What Happened in Seattle, and Especially in the Seattle Labor Movement, During the General Strike, February 6 to 11, 1919. WASHINGTON, History Committee of the General Strike Committee, LABOR.

The Seattle General Strike, An Account of What Happened in Seattle, and Especially in the Seattle Labor Movement, During the General Strike, February 6 to 11, 1919

Seattle, Wash. Seattle Union Record Publishing Company, [1919].

First Edition. 63 pp, in original stapled wrappers. Paper tanned and somewhat brittle, some chipping and a closed tear mended verso front wrapper, else very good. The Seattle General Strike was a five-day work stoppage by more than 65,000 workers in a city of 315,000. Twenty-five thousand union members (AFL and IWW members and others) joined 35,000 shipyard workers already on strike. Much of the remaining work force stayed home as stores closed and streetcars stopped running. The strike "led off a tumultuous era of post-World War I labor conflict that saw massive strikes shut down the nation's steel, coal, and other industries and threaten civil unrest in a dozen cities" (source: University of Washington Civil Rights & Labor History Consortium). The Seattle Union Record was labor-union owned, and this pamphlet provides sympathetic examination of the causes, process, and outcome of the strike.

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