Carpenters establish a union in Georgetown on June 14, 1904.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • Essay 1075

On June 14, 1904, 17 carpenters in Georgetown form the Carpenters' and Joiners' Union Local No. 550. The union is a branch of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. The carpenters establish their local the same year that Georgetown is incorporated as a town.

From 1904 to 1906, wages are $4 per day and by 1908 are increased to $5. By 1910, wages have been reduced to $4.50 per day.


[Washington] Bureau of Labor, Seventh Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Factory Inspection 1909-1910 (Olympia: E.L. Boardman, Public Printer, 1910), 48.

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