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Mar 8, 2021
Franklin County (MA) News Archive
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Article Archives: Articles: Strikes and Lockouts

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Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 22, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls - The strike on the railroad is over.
 

Subjects: Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Trains

Posted by stew - Tue, Feb 10, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls - Sat. morning the employees of James H. Edwards assumed a threatening attitude, on account of not receiving their back pay. They will all be settled with today probably.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

(Greenfield) There was a strike among the laborers under contractor Munson on the Tunnel road last week, their wages having been cut down to $1.25 per day. We understand, however, that the difficulty has been adjusted and that work today has been resumed.
 

Subjects: Economics, Greenfield (MA), Hoosac Tunnel (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Trains, Work

Posted by stew - Tue, Jan 6, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 16, 1875
Shelburne



Deacon Peck has quite a no. of city boarders from all parts of the country, which seems to suit first rate, and make things quite lively in the northeast part of the town, while the southeast is kept lively by the railroad excitement. The men who worked for Ward & Hagan have been greatly excited about their pay, and threatened to stop all the work upon the road and blow up the stone work if they were not paid immediately.

Mon. morning Mr. Hill, the State Overseer, was hung in effigy with a coffin nearby, surmounted by a red flag which caused much excitement, but it seems more quiet of late. Many of the men declare they will not work until they are paid up in full. It seems too bad that the honest farmers should lose their bills for board.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Businesspeople, Economics, Executions and Executioners, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Government, Hotels, Massachusetts, Mourning Customs, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Trains, Urbanization / Cities, Vacations, Work

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 3, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 16, 1875
News of the week



The big flour miles of Lerdio Brothers at Callao, Peru were burned July 26, and two Chinamen who were chained to a wall in one of the buildings for attempting to break their labor contracts were roasted alive.
 

Subjects: Accident Victims, Business Enterprises, Crime, Family, Fires, Food, Labor Unions, Organizing, Latin America, Murder, Racism, Strikes and Lockouts

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, May 31, 1875
News of the week

The strike of the mule spinners of Lowell came to a formal close on Mon., and large numbers of them have returned to work, first signing an agreement, presented by the corporations, that they would not become members of any association or union that assumes the right to regulate, or in any way interfere, with the price or hours of labor.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Labor Unions, Organizing, Massachusetts, Names, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, May 17, 1875
News of the week

The outrages and brutalities of the striking miners in Pennsylvania threaten to totally suspend business at the mines, for the idlers will neither work themselves nor allow others to labor.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Coal, Economics, Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, May 10, 1875
News of the week

A riot occurred at the Moshannon mines, near Osceola, Clearfield County, Pa. Sat. and two officers were shot. There are no signs of yielding, yet, on the part of the miners or the operators, and the indications now are that the strike will last 3 or 4 months longer, at the least. [See the Coal Miners Memorial, Moshannon Mine at http:/

atheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cammoshannon1.html ].
 

Subjects: Coal, Crime, Criminals, Economics, Mines and Mineral Resources, Mourning Customs, Obituaries, Police, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 19, 1875
News of the week

300 mill operatives at Providence are on a strike for a return to former prices.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 19, 1875
News of the week

2000 of the striking miners employed in Wilkesbarre, Pa. have resumed work at reduced pay.
 

Subjects: Coal, Economics, Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 19, 1875
News of the week

All the male spinners at Lowell quit work Tuesday.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Massachusetts, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 12, 1875
Strike consequences

The New York Times says that it is estimated that the strike of the Pittsburgh puddlers, some 1000 in number, compelled the idleness of nearly 20,000 laborers, and produced a loss of the business of some $10,000,000. The strike in the coal mines along the Reading railroad is quite as remarkable for its disastrous effects...(An excellent overview of the Puddlers is available online "The battle for Homestead, 1880-1892: politics, culture, and steel" in Google books. I wasn't able to locate the particular article in the New York Times that this article mentions).
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Coal, Economics, Literature / Web Pages, Mines and Mineral Resources, Politics, Strikes and Lockouts, Trains, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 12, 1875
The number of men idle in the Pennsylvania coal mining regions is estimated at 63

The number of men idle in the Pennsylvania coal mining regions is estimated at 63,000....Long article.
 

Subjects: Coal, Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, April 12, 1875
News of the week

The mill owners of Lowell have taken the back bone out of the mule spinners' http://www.victorian...ogy/textiles/t2.html strike by threatening to discharge ever man after the 14th who continues his allegiance to the National Association of Spinners.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Massachusetts, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, March 29, 1875
Turners Falls

About 30 of the finishers in the handle department of the cutlery company's works struck for higher wages the other day, and on being refused, left their benches. The workmen claim that their wages have been continually reduced until they were entirely unable to earn a decent livelihood. The company state however, that this is false, and that many of the strikers were able to earn from $1.25 to $1.75 a day. [Arrgh!] The company reports a very satisfactory business, and will begin running their works ten hours a day on Monday. The hours of labor during the winter have been regulated by the daylight, no work being done after dark.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Cutlery, Economics, Montague (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Turners Falls (MA), Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, March 22, 1875
News of the week

The workers at the Lanesboro ore beds struck for higher wages the other day, and the works have been closed. They have been kept in operation during the winter rather than deprive the men of employment. (Always on the side of Big Business).
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts, Weather, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, March 22, 1875
John Mitchel

John Mitchel, the famous Irish revolutionist and agitator, died at Tipperary Sat. morning, after a brief illness caused by the excitement attending the political struggle in which he recently has been involved. He was 59 years of age.
 

Subjects: Diseases, Irish, Obituaries, Politics, Strikes and Lockouts

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, March 8, 1875
Shelburne Falls

The laborers at work on the railroad between Zoar and Bardwell's ferry, struck on Mon. for higher wages. They formed quite an imposing procession as they went marching down the road, forcing every workman into the ranks. But the contractors grimly smiled and told their men to go if they wished. The strike only lasted one day, and most of them were taken back at the old prices.
 

Subjects: Economics, Roads, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Thu, Aug 31, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 22, 1875
(Orange) The first public meeting of Orange Lyceum was held at Lamb's Hall on Fri. After reading of the constitution and bylaws, a critic was appointed, and also a committee on weight of argument, c

(Orange) The first public meeting of Orange Lyceum was held at Lamb’s Hall on Fri. After reading of the constitution and bylaws, a critic was appointed, and also a committee on weight of argument, consisting of C.G. Putney, J.L. Williams and E.G. McElroy. The question was amended to read as follows: "Resolved. That the present system of strikes is both justifiable and beneficial". Mrs. M.L. Eastman as editress, read several articles contributed by the members. The debate was opened by H.C. Tenney in the affirmative, who was followed by R.D. Chase in the negative. The question was then submitted to the house and argued in the affirmative by A.L. Shattuck and W.M. Aldrich and R. Livermore in the negative, after which it was returned to the opening disputants. The committee on weight of argument reported two in favor of the negative and one in favor of the affirmative. The question for Fri. eve. the 19th was, "Resolved, that fashion, so called, produces mroe evil than all forms of crime combined". R. Livermore in the affirmative; A.L. Shattuck in the negative. Mrs. H.C. Tenney was appointed editress.
 

Subjects: Amusements, Clubs, Crime, Fashion, Law and Lawyers, Literature / Web Pages, Masculinity (Machismo), Orange (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Women, Work

Posted by stew - Sat, Jun 24, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 8, 1875
The labor interests of Germany

The labor interests of http://en.wikipedia....c_history_of_Germany Germany - Reports recently circulated concerning the high rates of wages prevailing in Germany, and the effect they have had in drawing back German immigrants, have given the impression that the condition of the http://en.wikipedia....ndustrial_Revolution German industrial classes at the present time is one of unusual prosperity. Quite a contrary state of affairs in indicated by the following extract from the Cologne Gazette. "In 1874, although the great http://econ.barnard....g_German_Cartels.pdf bubble schemes burst in the summer of 1873 , and although last year a plentiful harvest of corn and wheat came to our relief, the consequences of the crisis are still felt. Numerous undertakings are depreciated, and even more lamentable than the losses of the promoters are the mischievous result of the sudden excessive rise in wages which could not possibly last, the luxurious habits, the strikes and all that these involve on the laboring classes and the whole indusrial life of the German nation. Habits of indolence and gluttony have been established, which it will be hard to eradicate. In many establishments in Berlin, work is still suspended at noon on Saturday, and not resumed till late on Tues. morning. The natural result is that the products of German industry have become dearer, that our exports diminish, and that we import many things from abroad that we could very well manufacture ourselves. A characteristic example of this is that the city of Berlin is producing 200,000 centuers [?] of iron [?] for the canalization scheme from England, instead of employing native industry. If, as is alleged, the English supply is at half a thaler per centre cheaper than our own works, no objection can be offered to the saving of 150,000 thalers. The truth is that as regards the production of iron, which we thought was a nucleus of German prosperity likely to surpass foreign countries, our hopes have speedily been dispelled. One good effect of the scarcity of employment, in itself very deplorable, which has occasioned numerous dismisals at Berlin at the end of the year, is that, as the promises of the Socialists and other http://www.marxists....works/1867-c1/p3.htm demagogues have not been realized, the workingmen now find themselves obliged to resort to their old habits of industry and frugality.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Canals, Economics, Emigration and Immigration, English (and England), Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Food, Germans, Literature / Web Pages, Politics, Strikes and Lockouts, Urbanization / Cities, Work

Posted by stew - Sat, May 27, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 8, 1875
The threatened lock out of the miners of South Wales has commenced, and 120,000 miners are idle. The shipwrights of Newcastle on Tyne,

The threatened lock out of the miners of South Wales has commenced, and 120,000 miners are idle. The shipwrights of http://danny.oz.au/travel/scotland/newcastle.html Newcastle on Tyne , to the number of 6000 have struck.
 

Subjects: English (and England), Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts, Transportation, Work, Europe

Posted by stew - Sun, May 21, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 8, 1875
1500 coal miners of the Brazil district, Indiana, are out on a strike, operators having proposed to reduce the pay from 85 to 70 cents p

1500 coal miners of the http://www.rootsweb.com/~inclay/towns/brazil.htm Brazil district, Indiana , are out on a strike, operators having proposed to reduce the pay from 85 to 70 cents per ton. Operators say they will not yield. [An ironic interesting fact is that http://www.paperlessarchives.com/hoffa.html Jimmy Hoffa was born in Brazil, Indiana in 1913, and that his father was a coal miner].
 

Subjects: Coal, Economics, Family, Latin America, Mines and Mineral Resources, Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Sun, May 21, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 8, 1875
The Granite, Crescent & The http://sniff.numachi...ITML;ttGRANITML.html Granite , http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/27/ Crescent & http://history.rays-...l-ma/jennings-aj.htm Merchant's mills at Fall River closed Monday, in consequence of the strike of the weavers and a few spinners, and there are about 1500 mill operatives on the street.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Households, Rivers / Lakes / Oceans, Strikes and Lockouts, Women, Work

Posted by stew - Mon, Feb 6, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, January 18, 1875
(Shelburne Falls) The stone quarry men here are on a strike. Their pay has been cut down so that they won't stand it.

(Shelburne Falls) The stone quarry men here are on a strike. Their pay has been cut down so that they won’t stand it.
 

Subjects: Economics, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Strikes and Lockouts, Work

Posted by stew - Fri, Jan 6, 2006

Gazette & Courier - Monday, January 4, 1875
Over 6000 colliers in South Wales have struck, a consequence of a reduction in pay.

Over 6000 colliers in South Wales have http://www.therhondd...ng/early_unions.html struck , a consequence of a reduction in pay.
 

Subjects: Coal, Economics, Labor Unions, Organizing, Strikes and Lockouts, Work, Europe


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