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The Strike of 1916

Title: Crossing the Picket Line
Type: Newspaper
Date: June 30, 1916
Source: Duluth News Tribune

Description: This article describes how some strikers treated workers who chose to keep working.
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Crossing the Picket Line

Activities:

  1. Why do you think the strikers would choose to take dinner pails rather than doing something else against the strikebreakers?



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  2. Why would "extra energy" be needed at this time to care for the picket routes and make sure they were not violent?



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  3. The fact that the police were there to supervise changes in shift tells us a couple of things about the situation. What information does this fact give us about work at the time of the strike?



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  4. What effect might the council's decision to protect workers have on the strike and the strikers?



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