page of the Seattle
Union Record, February 3, 1919, announcing the
decision of the
General Strike Committee.
the morning of February 6, 1919, Seattle, a city of 315,000 people, stopped working. The next
three days would
mark the first city-wide labor action in American history to be proclaimed a “general strike.”
This slideshow, created for the 90th anniversary commemoration of the Seattle general strike held at the Seattle Labor Temple on February 7, 2009, provides a brief historical introduction to the
strike and highlights
several features of the Seattle General Strike Project.
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