Remembering the 1916 Iron Range strike


Jeff Pilacinski

On Saturday, June 3 we remembered the valiant struggle of more than 15,000 fellow workers and through our continued agitating in 2006, carry their fighting spirit forward. This date marked the 90th anniversary of the great mine workers strike on Minnesota’s Mesabi, Cuyuna, and Vermillion Iron Ranges – a strike that threatened the economic grip of the U.S. Steel war profiteers and strained relations between several prominent Wobbly organizers and the union’s general headquarters.

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