Cooks and waiters at Seattle's Hotel Butler strike on May 10, 1902.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/05/1999
  • Essay 1069
On May 10, 1902, cooks and waiters at the Hotel Butler strike after their employer hires nonunion help. The hotel fires the strikers and replaces them.

The Hotel Butler, at the time one of Seattle's finest hotels, was located at the northwest corner of 2nd Avenue and James Street. In 1999, a parking garage stands at the hotel's site.

Sources: [Washington] Bureau of Labor, Third Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of Washington 1901-1902 (Seattle: Metropolitan Press, printer, 1903), 149.

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