St. Paul, MN 55102
On June 2, 1916, 40 mostly immigrant mine workers at the St. James Mine in Aurora, Minnesota, walked off the job. Hear from author Gary Kaunonen on how this seemingly small labor disturbance mushroomed into one of the region’s, if not the nation’s, most contentious 20th-century battles between organized labor and management. This strike had a profound impact on workers and immigrants and mining and labor relations in Minnesota and beyond.
Gary Kaunonen is the author of "Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike."
2017-12-05 19:00:00 2017-12-05 19:00:00 America/Chicago The 1916 Iron Ore Strike Minnesota History Center