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Willard strikers picket through the rain: 1946 | by Washington Area Spark
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Willard strikers picket through the rain: 1946

Striking workers picket the Willard Hotel October 13, 1946 as part of a job action against 18 hotels in Washington, D.C. by 5,000 workers.

 

The 21-day strike by the Hotel & Restaurant Union ended November 1st with pay increases, a better split on tips, vacation improvement and schedule improvements.

 

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The photographer is unknown. The image is courtesy of the D.C. Public Library Washington Star Collection © Washington Post.

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Taken on October 13, 1946