The Seattle general strike ended with
few material gains won by workers,
and the shipyard dispute that had
ignited the action remained
Over the course of the next decade,
Seattle’s powerful labor movement
would be severely weakened. For
these reasons, the general strike is
often judged to have been a failure.
The Town Crier
, a Seattle literary magazine, ran this
retrospective of the “late lamented strike” on February 15.