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Marine Firemen's Union - Strikes
... In June 1886, the union led a strike against the Oceanic Steamship Company ... In 1901, the union participated in a San Francisco strike of over 20,000 men to oppose an open shop initiative by employers ... On May 1, 1906, the union participated in a successful strike for better wages and working conditions ...

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