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The Michigan Copper Strike of 1913-14

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This week marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Michigan copper strike of 1913-14, made famous by the Calumet Massacre, where a company thug’s call of “Fire!” during a Christmas Eve party led to a stampeded against a door held shut from the outside, killing around 75 people, 60 of whom were children. Aaron Goings and Gary Kaunenon have an excellent history of the strike at Labor Online. Well worth your time.

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