The Bridgeport Strike 1907
Skilled and unskilled workers at the American Tube and Stamping Company during two strikes bring workers together in solidarity. On May 18, 75 machinists, supported by 17 unskilled workers, strike for ½ day, successfully demanding a shorter work day (9 hours) with no decrease in wages. On July 16, 900 iron and steel workers, joined initially by at least 80 machinists, strike for a month, demand increased wages and the return of an alternating schedule. The unskilled workers are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and a majority are Hungarian.