Telephone operators in Seattle unionize during 1917.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/09/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1113
During 1917, Seattle telephone operators organize Telephone Operators Local No. 42A. By the following year there are 900 members. It is one of the largest female unions in Seattle.

Sources: [Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 87.

Related Topics:   Labor | Women's History

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