Retail clerks of Seattle unionize in March 1905.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1076
In March 1905, 50 Seattle retail clerks organize a union. By 1908, the union increases to 250 (150 males, 100 females).

In 1908, for a 10 hour day males earned $2.25 per day and females earned $1.50 per day.


Sources: [Washington] Bureau of Labor, Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Factory Inspection 1907-1908 (Olympia: C. W. Gorham, Public Printer, 1908), 130.

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