Labor History in 2:00

June 30 - Making of a Strikebreaker

June 30, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1885. That was the day that streetcar workers went out on strike.  The West Division Street Railway Company had reduced the number of trips it made each day.  The workers asked for a wage increase to make up for the loss in earnings. In response, management fired fifteen union leaders.