Building trades workers strike Seattle construction jobs on September 14, 1917.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/09/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1121
On September 14, 1917, more than 5,000 building trades workers strike construction jobs throughout Seattle. They protest the use of lumber produced at mills with 10 hour shifts.

On September 24, 1917, about 1,000 building carpenters reached an agreement. On about October 5, 1917, the remaining building trades workers settled.

 


Sources: Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 69-70.

Related Topics:   Labor

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