Waiters establish Seattle union on March 30, 1900.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1065

On March 30, 1900, 20 male waiters form Local No. 239 of International League of Waiters.

By 1908, membership had increased to 300. In 1900, waiters worked 12 to 14 hours a day, probably seven days a week. By 1908, they worked 10 hours a day.


Sources:

[Washington] Bureau of Labor, Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Factory Inspection 1907-1908 (Olympia: C.W. Gorham, Public Printer, 1908), 133.


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