On April 11, 1917, 200 iron workers strike the Washington Iron Works in Seattle. Strikers demand better working conditions. The strike is unsuccessful and the iron works continues to operate.
The context of the strike was the recent entry of the United States into the war (World War II) on April 6, 1917, and, presumably, the high demand for iron that the war was creating.
[Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 69-70.
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