Boston police strike, (1919), strike of about 80 percent of boston's police force protesting the opposition to their attempt to organize a union. 3) go to computer lab, each group assigned a specific labor strike to research: seattle general strike, 1919 boston police strike, 1919 textile mill strikes, 1934. Coolidge challenged public-sector unions in the famous boston police strike of 1919 as governor, he backed up the police commissioner and fired the.
In september 1919, boston police commissioner edwin u curtis disciplined union leaders, and police voted 1,134-to-2 to strike 1,177 of the. Had it not been for his decisive actions in the boston police strike and famous telegram to samuel gompers, nationally prominent cartoonist albert reid would . Most prominent was the boston police strike in september 1919, where policemen struck over low wages and poor working conditions start- ing wages for a.
On september 9, 1919, hundreds of members of the boston police department went out on strike, seeking recognition for their trade union and improvements in . The first was the boston police strike of 1919, which brought him national prominence and the nomination for the vice presidency the second was the death in. A wave of strikes rolled through the united states in 1919, and after porters, textile workers and steelworkers struck, the wave caught the.
How calvin coolidge handled a 1919 police strike in boston holds lessons for new york today: amity shlaes posted by ruth king on. In the boston police strike, boston police officers went on strike on september 9, 1919 they sought recognition for their trade union and improvements in wages. The infamous boston police strike of 1919 begins, causing an uproar around the nation and confirming the growing influence of unions on american life.
Strikes and the red scare in 1919 america was still recovering from from the great world war price inflation and the cost of living had increased far beyond. In the post-ww1 inflation of the summer of 1919, boston police officers a city in terror: calvin coolidge and the 1919 boston police strike,. We were tasked with documenting the lives of the officers involved in the police strike of 1919 policemen had demanded a higher yearly salary. This week in 1919, boston police voted to unionize that vote led to a police strike that sparked riots, changed the lives of hundreds, and.
Posts about boston police strike written by kaiology. Boston police strike in the context of american labor” (ab thesis, harvard boston police, i am primarily interested in the strike itself, and the. On september 9, 1919, an american nightmare came true the entire boston police force deserted their posts, leaving the city virtually defenseless women.
Governor coolidge inspects national guard troops in boston (hulton archive/ getty) how calvin coolidge handled a 1919 police strike in. Lehane, the son of irish immigrants who grew up in boston's dorchester when i went into the boston police strike, what came up time and time again were the. As governor of massachusetts, coolidge fired the striking police officers and hired new officers and gave them the benefits that the striking officer were trying to.