Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Oshkosh: Strike

Clip: Special | 9m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

As Oshkosh's lumber mills grew in size, the working population of the city exploded. With the panic of 1893 and the Spanish American War, wages were severely cut and many immigrant laborers were no longer able to support their families. With the help of Thomas Kidd, local laborers formed a woodworkers union and went on strike for better wages.

Aired: 03/15/15

Rating: TV-G

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