Monday, August 15, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 15

August 15, 1913 – Striking Duluth-Superior ore dock workers voted today to call off their strike. Many of them will leave for other fields of labor. The men, who were urged on by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) representatives, realized, they said, that there was no hope for their cause for safety equipment.

All was quiet at the Allouez Docks this evening. Those strikers who do not intend to leave the city are returning to work. About 300 men are working on the two shifts. The company is providing quarters for the men.

Duluth Ore Docks

A fog delayed shipping for a time today. However, 20 boats, loaded with ore, cleared from the Duluth-Superior harbor.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Ore Dock Strike Is ended. Duluth-Superior Men Vote Not to Carry on Hopeless Fight.”; Aug. 16, 1913; p. 1.

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