Streetcar employees of Seattle strike on September 9, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • HistoryLink.org 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.


Sources:

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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