Longshoremen in Seattle strike on March 12, 1915.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/09/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1106

On March 12, 1915, Seattle longshoremen and others on the West Coast boycott all ships going to or coming from Vancouver, British Columbia. They do so to support striking Vancouver, B.C. longshoremen.

During the boycott, violence occurred between the members of the longshoremen union and the nonunion help hired to load and unload the ships. On March 24, 1915, the longshoremen called off the boycott when the strike was settled.


[Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Tenth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Factory Inspection 1915-1916 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1916), 244-246.

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