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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on July 28th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a dispute between A.F. of L. members and Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members regarding holding an open air meeting at Occidental and Washington Street. After crowds begin to gather and the police discourage this, a committee appointed by the Central Labor Council chooses to give up the effort. #106 notes that "Kate Greenhaul [sic] (Sadler) and her follower... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on July 28th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a dispute between A.F. of L. members and Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members regarding holding an open air meeting at Occidental and Washington Street. After crowds begin to gather and the police discourage this, a committee appointed by the Central Labor Council chooses to give up the effort. #106 notes that "Kate Greenhaul [sic] (Sadler) and her followers" move the meeting to 4th and Virginia, which sparks a disagreement between Greenhalgh and Freinberg over the tactical impact of the decision. Greenhalgh addresses the crowd, calling the gathering an overflow meeting of the A.F. of L. meeting that was to have been held on Washington and Occidental. She mocks the "conservatives of labor" by noting how few had turned out, in comparison with how many radicals had arrived to support them. She suggests that the crowd could have "handled" the police, and that she herself would have tackled a... less
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