Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 6 1990, Page 45

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press May 1990 the big strike several leaders were from North end to say Winnipeg North end is filled with Many important and colourful people from history would be like saying several planes Fly in and out of Chicago Ohare Airport the record is the North end has been the site of Many great historical event and has produced Many legendary of you knew that Ever since i took Over this beat in january Ive been constantly impressed with the history of the theres an interesting bit of new and cropping up you cant keep track of them without a this past week brought us another May Day May the Day recognized internationally by socialists in recognition of previous labor in this right in this fair it Marks the 71st anniversary of a sweeping event that made Winnipeg front Page news around the the Winnipeg general strike of perhaps the most infamous chapter in our cites began in Earnest on May 15 after negotiations broke Down Between management and labor in building and Metal but the building trades Council had already called for a strike on May after three months of negotiations James Crampton with the Winnipeg builders Exchange had ground to a the Metal trades Union followed suit on the 2nd and a strike vote was set for the final tally 645 the general strike commenced at on the and within two hours the City was virtually shut Down and by the time it was All on june workers had taken to the streets and joined the strike with demands for higher wages and better working police raid hauled in the strike leaders on june in the wee hours of the a police raid hauled in the strike leaders who were later taken to Stony Mountain the strike had its deadly Climax on june 21 when a held in protest of the arrest of the was charged by a special Royal North West mounted police Force on horseback armed with baseball bats and Small some members of the crowd had apparently turned Antsy and threw stones at the one Man was shot dead As he picked up a Brick and prepared to hurl it at the not Many of the strike leaders lived in the North the area seems to have always been a hotbed of social an lived at 562 Burrows and William a journalist and labor Church resided at 309 Inkster John a barrel lived at 317 Alfred a machinist lived at 256 Isabel t Robert Boyd Russell he most Well known of them All was Robert Boyd who Russell school has been named Russell lived at 1415 Ross and was Active in the labor movement for Over 50 All of those Homes still exist except for 256 and were once part of a historical walking tour of the North it May be a but if those Walls could the stories they could Tell would be very interesting rioting strikers turn Over a Street car during the 1919 general Superb year round Xhu the Lon wearing xa4 the positively Al season 40 come to your Michelin tire today Curtis tire service 986 Arlington Corner of William 7743433 hours Denray tire 344 Oak Point Road 6325191 hours Furby alignment 376 Furby Between Portage Ellice 7743416 hours

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