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Union Switch & Signal Strike Photographs

What's online?

The online photograph collection of the Union Switch & Signal Strike contains images selected from a photograph album. The photographs portray strikers from US&S, and several other Westinghouse plants, marching in the streets of Swissvale in June 1914. There are also photographs of company management, including Superintendent George H. Pfeil, and non-striking workers in the plant as well as a copy of a strike bulletin.

What is in the entire collection?

The Union Switch & Signal Strike Album, held by the Archives Service Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh, contains 90 black and white photographs documenting the June 1914 walkout of over 1,000 workers at the Union Switch & Signal Company plant in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and a strike bulletin distributed by the Allegheny Congenial Industrial Union, Local No. 2, on June 16, 1914. Read more...

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