• Created Date
  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on August 13th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a conversation with "Harris, Business Agent of the Watchmens and Janitors' Union" in which Harris discusses the labor situation in Seattle in the wake of the general strike. He offers his thoughts on the shop steward system and the One Big Union movement. #106 then attends the meeting of the Central Labor Council. The Council receives an accusation from the machinist... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on August 13th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a conversation with "Harris, Business Agent of the Watchmens and Janitors' Union" in which Harris discusses the labor situation in Seattle in the wake of the general strike. He offers his thoughts on the shop steward system and the One Big Union movement. #106 then attends the meeting of the Central Labor Council. The Council receives an accusation from the machinist's local that a committee comprised of Phil Pearl, Percy May, Charles Doyle, Cotterill and Dallager borrowed $2,500 for the telephone operators' strike and now refuses to repay the local. After the committee and the machinists dispute the terms of the loan, Blanche Johnson of the Telephone Operators takes the floor to assert that her union will repay the loan immediately, and the matter is therefore tabled. The Council considers a request from the U.S. Food Administration to appoint delegates to a "fair price committee", but tables the matter... less
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