1884 – Typographical Union Strikes in Milwaukee

On this date the Typographical Union began a strike and boycott of the . The union demanded that women compositors on the paper receive the same wages as men. The union also persuaded other organized labor such as Machinery and Stove Molders, Bricklayers and Masons, Cigar Makers, Seamen’s, Blacksmith’s and Machinists, and the Milwaukee Trades Assembly to boycott anyone who subscribed to or advertised in the . [Source: , p.21]