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The Strike of 1916

Title: Crossing the Picket Line
Type: Newspaper
Date: June 30, 1916
Source: Duluth News Tribune

Description: This article describes how some strikers treated workers who chose to keep working.
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Crossing the Picket Line


  1. Why do you think the strikers would choose to take dinner pails rather than doing something else against the strikebreakers?

  2. Why would "extra energy" be needed at this time to care for the picket routes and make sure they were not violent?

  3. The fact that the police were there to supervise changes in shift tells us a couple of things about the situation. What information does this fact give us about work at the time of the strike?

  4. What effect might the council's decision to protect workers have on the strike and the strikers?