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HS Unit III: Voices of Labor - Working People Organize, 1925-1930 Lesson C: The Right to Strike?
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Key Questions

1. Why do workers go out on strike?

2. What are the risks involved in joining a strike? What are the benefits?

3. What factors contribute to the success or failure of a strike, from the workers' and the owners' points of view?

Activity 1: On Strike
Activity 2: Finding Patterns
Activity 3: Extended Research
Primary Sources
Related Mass Moments

"Lynn Shoeworkers Strike"
It was the largest strike in New England up to that time.

"Chinese Workers Arrive in North Adams"
The factory owner used Chinese immigrants to replace strikers.

"Bread and Roses Strike Begins"
It was a watershed event in American labor history.

"Strike Ends in Hopedale"
The strike shocked the owners of a model factory town.

"Telephone Operators Strike"
Women strikers brought New England business to a standstill.

"Boston Police Vote to Unionize, Precipitating Riots"
Riots broke out when policemen went out on strike.

"New Bedford Strikers Cast Vote"
Economic pressure results in a pay cut.