On August 6, 1917, 200 employees strike Frye and Company meat plant in Seattle. They strike for a reduction in daily hours from 10 to 8.
On August 13, 1917, the strike was settled when workers accepted a raise and withdrew their demand for an eight-hour day.
[Washington State] Bureau of Labor, Bureau of Labor Eleventh Biennial Report 1917-1918 (Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer, 1918), 69-70.
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