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Letter from Thomas Murray to Richard A. Rigg
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Letter from Thomas Murray to Richard A. Rigg

In May 1918, municipal teamsters, electrical workers, water works employees, telephone operators, and street railwaymen in the City of Winnipeg went on strike over the question of wage increases. When it became apparent that a general strike vote might be called and the city's firemen were considering going off the job, a settlement was reached. As this letter from one well-known Winnipeg labour leader to another reveals, a labour confrontation was brewing in Winnipeg long before the famous strike of 1919.


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