Wednesday, May 13

Tuesday, 13 May 1919 - The Results

Though not all unions have cast their ballots yet, a majority have and the results of the strike vote are officially announced.

At the end of the Trades and Labour Council meeting, Alderman E. Robinson, who also happens to be the secretary of the Council, reads the following statement:

“A General Strike has been called of all organizations affiliated with the Trades and Labor Council.

The Strike will take effect at 11 o’clock on Thursday morning. Every organization but one has voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike, and the biggest strike in the history of Winnipeg will take place as above stated.

No exceptions are anticipated in this strike. All public Utilities will be tied up in order to enforce the principle of collective bargaining.”

Later it would be made public that the vote count was 11,000 to 500 in favour of action.

The mayor and premier are on-hand to hear the results.