Seattle carpenters and joiners organize a union during July 1897.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/09/1999
  • Essay 1087
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During July 1897, the Seattle Carpenters and Joiners Local No. 131 is formed. Carpenters earn $1.50 per 10 hour day.

By 1902 there were 930 carpenters in the union who earned $3.50 per 8 hour day, working six days a week.

Sources: [Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Third Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1901-1902 (Seattle: Metropolitan Press, Inc., Public Printer, 1903), 90.

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