Mill Laborers Strike

Article taken from the Democrat & Standard, Coshocton, Ohio, April 17, 1903

Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Public Library

Portsmouth, O., April 16 -

About 200 laborers at the plant of the Portsmouth Steel company went out on a strike.  They were receiving $1.30 per day and demanded $1.50.  The company attempted to effect a compromise by giving the laborers 10 per cent increase, but they refused to accept.  The mill is idle as the result of the strike.