The 1919 Seattle General Strike
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Seattle's Newspapers Report on the Strike
Feb 1- Feb 13, 1919

The General Strike was headline news around the world. In Seattle, the newspaper coverage was much more intense. Here is a day-by-day record of coverage in the city's four daily newspapers: The Seattle Union Record, Seattle Times, Seattle Star, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Click the titles to read the articles. This database of more than 180 articles and pages was digitized and compiled by Joshua Stecker.

Newspaper Date Headline (click for image)
P-I 1-Feb Longshoremen Warned Not To Walk Out - City Employees Want To Keep Working
P-I 1-Feb Real Cause Of The Strike
P-I 1-Feb Opposition To Strike Develops
P-I 1-Feb Compromise Is Sought In Shipyard Strike
Star 1-Feb May Avert Strike
Star 1-Feb The Strike - Pro and Con - By the Readers of the Star
Star 1-Feb To The Unheard Workers Of Seattle
Times 1-Feb Plans Afoot To Prevent Walkout
Times 1-Feb Fate of City Utilities In Strike is Undecided; Walkout Would Close Theaters
Times 1-Feb Powers to Talk on Labor Crisis
Times 1-Feb Longshore Strike Brought to End
Union Record 1-Feb Want To Keep Public Plants Out Of Strike; Bosses Fear Organization Of Soldiers
Union Record 1-Feb More P-I Lies
Union Record 1-Feb Non-Unionists Befog Issue
Union Record 1-Feb More Unions Vote Strike; Soldiers Will Not Take Jobs Of Strikers
Union Record 1-Feb Carpenters To Meet Saturday
Union Record 1-Feb Win The Strike Page
P-I 2-Feb Wage Contract Is Broken Declares Piez; U.S. Refuses To Deal With Men On Strike
P-I 2-Feb Letters On The Strike
P-I 2-Feb States View On Strike Situation
P-I 2-Feb Strikers Advised Regarding Appeal; Street Car Men May Not Strike
Times 2-Feb Strikers Must Return to Work, Says Piez
Times 2-Feb Piez Statement Means Strike, Labor Men Say
Times 2-Feb Laundry Drivers to Reopen Strike; Street Car Men Vote to Support Strikers
Times 2-Feb Ministers Take Hand in Strike; Clerks to Work and Give Money
Times 2-Feb An Open Letter to Organized Labor
Times 2-Feb Soccer Suffering From Labor Strike
P-I 3-Feb General Strike Is Called For Next Thursday, Feb. 6
P-I 3-Feb General Strike Is Set For Feb. 6
P-I 3-Feb Pastors Review Strike Problem From Pulpits Before Large Audience
P-I 3-Feb Ship Workers Strike! Facts That The Men Must Recognize
Star 3-Feb To Strike Thursday; One More Effort To Avert Walkout
Star 3-Feb The Strike! Readers of the Star Discuss the Walkout
Star 3-Feb General Strike Is Called For Thursday A.M.; Piez and Committee Issue Statements
Star 3-Feb Ship Workers Strike! Facts That The Men Must Recognize (Ad)
Times 3-Feb Compromise Impossible, Says Piez
Times 3-Feb How Coming General Strike Will Affect Seattle's Food, Light, Heat, and Traffic; How Decision to Call Big Strike was Reached
Times 3-Feb Food Supply to Be Cut During General Strike
Times 3-Feb Even Seattle's Jitneys To Stop
Times 3-Feb Threatened Strike is Sermon Theme
Times 3-Feb Ship Workers Strike! Facts That the Men Must Recognize
Union Record 3-Feb Strike Called - All Unions To Go Out
Union Record 3-Feb Details Being Worked Out For General Strike
Union Record 3-Feb 60,000 Will Walk Out - Preparations Now Complete For General Strike
Union Record 3-Feb Win The Strike Page
P-I 4-Feb Labor To Assist Local Police in Event Of Strike
P-I 4-Feb Food Shortage Not Looked For
P-I 4-Feb Shipworkers' Strike - A Colossal Business Mistake
P-I 4-Feb Rogers Blames Reds For Strike; Resent Action Of City Light Men
P-I 4-Feb Jobbers Cautious Of Strike Future
P-I 4-Feb Shippers Advised To Hold Up Stock
Star 4-Feb Stop Before It's Too Late
Star 4-Feb To Run Light and Water Plants Despite Strike; Tacoma Workers Oppose General Walkout
Star 4-Feb Many People Stock Up For Big Strike
Star 4-Feb Shipworkers' Strike - A Colossal Business Mistake (ad)
Times 4-Feb City to Give Light and Water
Times 4-Feb Latest Developments in City Strike Situation
Times 4-Feb Walkout Bad Business Blunder, Asserts Piez
Times 4-Feb Ship Workers' Strike, A Colossal Business Mistake
Times 4-Feb Steamships Will Seek Other Ports
Union Record 4-Feb How The Men Will Be Fed
Union Record 4-Feb On Thursday At 10:00 AM
Union Record 4-Feb Drivers Ready To Supply All Milk Needed
Union Record 4-Feb Labor To Care For Children
Union Record 4-Feb Win The Strike Page
Union Record 4-Feb Strikers Plan Food Supply Organization
P-I 5-Feb Seattle Streets To Be Dark, Says Union
P-I 5-Feb Strike May Halt Local Shipping
P-I 5-Feb Streets Will Be Dark, Says Union
P-I 5-Feb Make The Best Of It
P-I 5-Feb General Strike Banquet Subject
Star 5-Feb Under Which Flag?
Times 5-Feb Piez May Offer to Settle Today
Times 5-Feb Latest Developments in City Strike Situation
Times 5-Feb Must Keep Order, Declare Societies; School As Usual is Board's Edict; 26 Milk Stations to be Established
Times 5-Feb Warren Ready to Keep Order; Unions Planning to Feed 200,000; Light Plant to Run, Trolley Men Hesitate
Times 5-Feb Seattle Star Cover Reprint: Stop Before It's Too Late
Union Record 5-Feb City Will Be Dark On Thursday Night
Union Record 5-Feb Labor To Maintain Order In Own Ranks
Union Record 5-Feb Strike Inevitable
Union Record 5-Feb Printers Told Not To Strike
Union Record 5-Feb Ross Attempts To Defy Union
Union Record 5-Feb Milk Stations Are Announced
Union Record 5-Feb Win The Strike Page
P-I 6-Feb Strike Begins At 10 Today
P-I 6-Feb Rotary Against General Strike
P-I 6-Feb More Strike Stuff
P-I 6-Feb Under Which Flag (Seattle Star Cover Reprint)
P-I 6-Feb Lights Promised: Schools Function
Star 6-Feb Tie-Up at 10; Volunteers Run City Light Plant
Star 6-Feb Plans On For Extra Police; Piez Latest Offer Fails
Union Record 6-Feb Strike Edition! Wheels Stop Turning
Union Record 6-Feb Comic: "Now See What You Can Do"
Union Record 6-Feb Organizing For Law And Order
Union Record 6-Feb Many Sworn In As "Cops"
Union Record 6-Feb Strike Conference Committee
Union Record 6-Feb 600 Car Men Vote For Big Strike Again; School Janitors Will Also Walk Out
Star 7-Feb Troops In Seattle; Federal Forces Ready For Any Crisis In City
Star 8-Feb General Strike May Be Called Off Today
Star 8-Feb How Seattle Citizens Got Strike News
Star 8-Feb Seattle Sports Are Paralyzed By Strike
Union Record 8-Feb Seattle Still Tied Up Tight
Union Record 8-Feb That Seattle General Strike
Union Record 8-Feb Strike Notes
P-I 9-Feb Vote To Stay On Strike; Conservative Labor Fights For Its Rights
P-I 9-Feb All Janitors And Engineers Return
P-I 9-Feb Did Not Miss An Issue
P-I 9-Feb Conservative Labor Would End Troubles
P-I 9-Feb Sidelights Of Seattle's General Sympathy Strike
P-I 9-Feb Wage Adjuster Reviews Strike; Seven Street Cars Operated
P-I 9-Feb Seattle Strike Being Watched In East
P-I 9-Feb Strike Diverts Admiral Steamers
Times 9-Feb Unions Split on Vote to Quit, Proposal to End General Strike at Midnight Rejected
Times 9-Feb Rumors Force Housewives to Store Up Water
Times 9-Feb Strike Also Has Humorous Aspect; Police Fully Equipped for Strike Emergency
Times 9-Feb Strikers Suffer Most from Closing of City's Restaurants
Times 9-Feb General Strike Nearing End
Times 9-Feb Meals as Usual Served in Hotels
Times 9-Feb First Street Cars in Downtown District to Operate; Street Car Service in Tacoma Resumed
Times 9-Feb How Municipal Authorities Prepared to Deal with Possible Trouble
Times 9-Feb General Morrison Here, Will Maintain Order
Union Record 9-Feb Will Keep On! General Committee Unanimously Turns Down Compromise
P-I 10-Feb Five of Union Labor Units Vote to Return to Labor Today; Tacoma's Unions Call Off Strike at 8:00 AM Today
P-I 10-Feb To Resume Work on Water Front; Five of Unions Return to Work
P-I 10-Feb Shipyard Crafts to Unite Demand
P-I 10-Feb Seattle Pastors Speak on Unrest of the Hour
P-I 10-Feb Loyalty in the Council
P-I 10-Feb Notice: To Customers of the Pure Milk Dairy
Star 10-Feb Strike Called Off! No Compromise!
Star 10-Feb Order Car Lines Closed Up For Day; Tacoma Strike Is Called Off
Star 10-Feb Strike Delays Plans To Close Out Stock
Times 10-Feb Strike Off at Noon Tomorrow, Thousands of Union Men Flock Back To Work
Times 10-Feb Bottom Drops Out of General Strike Here
Times 10-Feb Resume Business as Usual, Hanson Urges
Times 10-Feb Seattle Strikers Lose $3,735,000 in Wages
Times 10-Feb Labor Radicals Must Go!
Union Record 10-Feb Seattle Unions Standing Pat! Tacoma Gains Its Point And Calls Off Strike
Union Record 10-Feb General Strike Ends Tuesday
Union Record 10-Feb Street Car Men To Walk Out
Union Record 10-Feb No Arrests Due To Strike; Schools Open Doors Monday
P-I 11-Feb Strike to End at Noon Today; Car Men Vote To Stay On Job
P-I 11-Feb Says Strike End Has Wide Effect
P-I 11-Feb Labor Adjuster To Visit Sound
P-I 11-Feb The Aftermath
P-I 11-Feb Broken Promise Closes Theaters
P-I 11-Feb Shipyard Strike May Be Long One; Workers Refuse Second Walkout; Longshoremen Complain That Boilermakers Are Taking Jobs On Docks
P-I 11-Feb Mayor Hanson's Stand on Strike Given Commendation By Whole United States; Eastern Papers Praise Hanson
P-I 11-Feb Strike Is Heavy Expense On City
Star 11-Feb City Speeds Up; General Strike Over
Star 11-Feb Strike Raises Havoc With Prominent Store
Star 11-Feb A Few Thoughts on Democracy, Freedom, the General Strike, Bolshevik Rule and the U.S.
Times 11-Feb Seattle Gets Back to Normal, End of Strike Sets Wheels Turning at Top Speed
Times 11-Feb Metal Trades to Continue Fight, Shipyard Strikers to Maintain Order
Times 11-Feb Congratulations Pour in on Mayor Hanson
Times 11-Feb Theaters Reopen Despite Strikers
Union Record 11-Feb Shipyard Strike To Be Continued
Union Record 11-Feb Ship Strike Is On
Union Record 11-Feb Police With Clubs Are Not Necessary
Union Record 11-Feb 600 Added To Regular Force
Union Record 11-Feb When The Smoke Clears Away
P-I 12-Feb Shipyard Strike To Be Continued Says Committee
P-I 12-Feb Break In Tacoma Unions Underway; Strike Settlement Pleases Mother and Homekeeper
P-I 12-Feb A Sputtering Rocket
P-I 12-Feb Shipyard Workers To Continue Their Strike
Star 12-Feb Discussing Compromise On Strike Here
Times 12-Feb Move To Settle Shipyard Strife, Prospect of General Agreement Brightens
Times 12-Feb Tacoma Shipyard Strike Nears End
Times 12-Feb Larger Place in Sun Accorded to Seattle
Times 12-Feb Port Escaped Loss
Times 12-Feb Report on Strike
Union Record 12-Feb Ship Strike Plans Being Carried Out
Union Record 12-Feb Tacoma Men May Go Back
Union Record 12-Feb Yard Owners In Conference
Union Record 12-Feb Tacomans Are Standing Pat, Says M'Killop
Star 13-Feb Labor To Clean House; Shipyards Won't Be Idle Declare Seattle Owners
Times 13-Feb Labor Council to Oust Radicals
Times 13-Feb Seattle Labor Council to Suppress Radicals
Times 13-Feb Minute Men Help Police Guard City
Union Record 13-Feb Mayor Ole Roasted To Turn; Hanson Blamed For Prolonging Strike
Union Record 13-Feb Yard Owners Go Beyond Locals; Strikers Penalized
Union Record 13-Feb Hesketh Will Continue To Aid Strikers
Union Record 13-Feb Scenes During Strike

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