On December 22, 1917, butchers throughout Seattle strike for an eight-hour day. The strike continues into 1918, when Butchers Union Local No. 81 has 245 members. After five months, due to World War I, the unsuccessful strike was called off.
[Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 69-70, 85.
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