Miners strike Renton coal mine on June 26, 1904.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/09/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1092

On June 26, 1904, miners strike the Seattle Electric Company coal mines at Renton. The dispute is over how the miners are paid.

The mines were shut down until October 9, 1904, when the company began hiring non-union miners. The strike failed and in November 1904, striking miners were rehired when openings became available.


Sources: [Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Fourth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1903-1904 (Olympia: Blankenship Satterlee Company, Public Printer, 1904), 64; “Report of the State Inspector of Coal Mines for the Years 1903-4” in [Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Fourth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1903-1904 (Olympia: Blankenship Satterlee Company, Public Printer, 1904), 39.

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