Saturday, June 13

13 June 1919 - Railway Men Now Out

Due to international affiliations, some locals were asked not to strike by their umbrella organizations. In Winnipeg that included railway car men and typographers.

Today, the railway men split with their International Brotherhood and joined the general strike.

The New York Times reports:

Railroad men Now Out In Winnipeg; Nevertheless Mayor Gray Intimates Strike Settlement Is Coming Soon.

WINNIPEG, Jun 13 (NY Times) - Settlement of the Winnipeg strike this week was intimated this afternoon by Mayor Gray. When he was asked if the latest conciliation movement was succeeding he said: "I may have big news for you within twenty-four hours." (more - pdf)

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