• Creator
  • Bridges, Robert, 1861-1921
  • Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • This letter from Robert Bridges to the Seattle Central Labor Council was written on February 14, 1919, immediately after the Seattle General Strike, and gives Bridges' commendations to the workers for their conduct during the strike. Bridges is careful to assert that he is speaking "as a private citizen" and not in his official position as a Seattle Port Commissioner. He praises most of all the fact that organized labor "did not commit one ove... more
    This letter from Robert Bridges to the Seattle Central Labor Council was written on February 14, 1919, immediately after the Seattle General Strike, and gives Bridges' commendations to the workers for their conduct during the strike. Bridges is careful to assert that he is speaking "as a private citizen" and not in his official position as a Seattle Port Commissioner. He praises most of all the fact that organized labor "did not commit one overt act of violence" or "create the slightest disorder", and notes that disorderly conduct arrests actually fell substantially during the strike. Bridges considers this especially noteworthy given the "aggravation" suffered by all labor unions when troops were brought in on the presumption, despite all evidence being to the contrary, that labor groups would incite violence. He hopes that the people of Seattle will give the credit for law and order during the strike to organized labor, and suggests that the labor movement will benefit from being... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 150 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2011