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During World War I, American workers mostly avoided going on strike because nothing can interfere with the war effort.
Which of the following is NOT true about the strikes that happened after World War I?
In 1919, there were more than 3000 strikes during which 4 million workers walked off their jobs.
Workers went on strike in order to get higher wages, shorter working hours, & the right to unionize.
After World War I, President Wilson took a laissez faire approach & did not intervene in the strikes.
Although the strikes in 1919 led to limited gains, union membership decreased in the years that followed.
In order to stop the growth of unions, some employers claimed that members were planning a __________.
Which of the following groups did NOT go on strike in 1919?
Sleeping Car Porters
Match the following items to the correct event.
Coal Miner's Strike
Striking workers were fired, & Massachusetts governor Calvin Coolidge was praised for saving the city.
Steel Mill Strike
Company owners hired strikebreakers & used force against workers who were eventually able to earn an 8-hour working day.
Boston Police Strike
John L. Lewis became a hero by helping workers earn a 27 percent wage increase.
Based on what you learned, do you think the 1919 strikes were successful? Explain.
Unscramble the letters you were given at the end of each question to learn today's mystery word.