Teamsters, 600 strong, strike in Seattle on August 28, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • Essay 1071

On August 28, 1903, 600 members of the Team Drivers Union of Seattle strike.

On September 7, 1903, the strike was settled in the union's favor. For a 10 hour day, drivers of a wagon with a capacity of five tons or more now earned $2.75 per day. Drivers of a wagon with a capacity of fewer than five tons earned $2.50 per day.


Bureau of Labor, Fourth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1903-1904 (Olympia: Blankenship Satterlee Company, printer, 1904), 48.

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