Streetcar employees of Seattle strike on September 9, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • Essay 1072

On September 9, 1903, the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America Division No. 337 strikes the Seattle Electric Company.

The Seattle Electric Company was a private firm that recently had consolidated most of the privately held streetcar lines in the city. The union demanded a change in seniority rules and time-and-a-half for overtime.


Bureau of Labor, Fourth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1903-1904 (Olympia: Blankenship Satterlee Company, printer, 1904), 49-51.

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