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Auto mechanics organize a union during 1917.
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During 1917, Seattle auto mechanics organize Auto Mechanics Union Local No. 289. In 1918 there were 250 members and by 1920 membership increased to 500.
[Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 85; [Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Twelfth Biennial Report 1919-1920 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1920), 32.
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