The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867

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The members of the Ship Carpenter's and Caulker's Union are on a strike to-day. They wish to adopt an eight hour system and demand $2.50 for eight hour's work. The bosses have been paying $3.00 for a day's work of ten hours, and they now unanimously agree to pay the men at the same rate, 80 cents per hour, and let them work as many hours as they please. Work at the shipyards and drydocks is almost entirely suspended, though a few men, not belonging to the Union, continue to work at the old rates.

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Monday, May 27, 1867
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867