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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Winnipeg Readies Itself ...

Mayor Charles Gray sends a telegraph to the Premier and Federal Labour Minister outlining the dire situation to come.

At 7:00 a.m. on May 15, 1919 the night shift at the telephone exchanges come to an end. As the 500 or so employees depart there is no morning shift to replace them.

The Winnipeg General Strike begins.



In my sidebar you may have noticed that I am blogging about this event. (See my welcome message). I hope you come check it out as I update the events of the strike 90 years to the day they happened. I have also included links to strike resources and a number of posts about life in Winnipeg at the time, to give a little context.

1 comment:

Fat Arse said...

And so it begins...