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Parade on Edgewood Avenue in Braddock, PIttsburgh, PA during the Westinghouse strike of 1914.
"The 1914 strike at the Union Switch & Signal Plant began on June  12th when between 1,100 and 1,400 employees walked out at lunch time to  picket and join some 2000 strikers from other Westinghouse plants  marching on Edgewood and Braddock Avenues in Swissvale.  Organized by  the Allegheny Congenial Industrial Union, the strikers demanded an  eight-hour day, reinstatement of discharged union men, permission for  workmen to elect grievance committees, and higher overtime and holiday  rates.  The union claimed victory upon culmination of the walkout on  June 27th, saying that the company had agreed to allow committees and  consider the other grievances.  Company general manager H.G. Prout  dismissed these claims however, asserting that no promises were made to  the employees."
My great-grandmother’s family lived in this neighborhood and must have watched the strike.

Parade on Edgewood Avenue in Braddock, PIttsburgh, PA during the Westinghouse strike of 1914.

"The 1914 strike at the Union Switch & Signal Plant began on June 12th when between 1,100 and 1,400 employees walked out at lunch time to picket and join some 2000 strikers from other Westinghouse plants marching on Edgewood and Braddock Avenues in Swissvale. Organized by the Allegheny Congenial Industrial Union, the strikers demanded an eight-hour day, reinstatement of discharged union men, permission for workmen to elect grievance committees, and higher overtime and holiday rates. The union claimed victory upon culmination of the walkout on June 27th, saying that the company had agreed to allow committees and consider the other grievances. Company general manager H.G. Prout dismissed these claims however, asserting that no promises were made to the employees."

My great-grandmother’s family lived in this neighborhood and must have watched the strike.

2 years ago

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