"Winnipeg Is Fighting The One Big Union. The Winnipeg Strike"
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"Winnipeg Is Fighting The One Big Union. The Winnipeg Strike"
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The Gazette, May 17, 1919 (Montreal)

The strike which is in progress in Winnipeg presents features which merit serious consideration. The trouble, which was confined previously to the metal and building trades, has become general. From fifteen to twenty-five thousand employees have left their work, and all branches of commercial and industrial activities of the city are affected. That would be sufficiently serious, but there is more. The post office employees, firemen and street railway employees, telephone, power and waterworks employees and yardmen and shopmen of the steam railways have walked out. Newspapers have been forced to suspend. This means that not only has the business of the city been paralyzed, but the public services have been abandoned, and would be completely out of commission except for the action of volunteer citizens.