Chinese Launderers Strike

This week in history — March 2, 1908 — Chinese launderers went on strike:

“The Chinese washmen, … 120, went on strike … and … had shown no intention of returning to the laborous but worthy hanahana of the tub.”

Read more about it in “Pake Washers Go Out on Strike.”

“Pake Washers Go Out on Strike: Patrons May Soon Have to Wash Their Own Linen”
Hawaiian gazette, March 3, 1908, Page 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1908-03-03/ed-1/seq-1/

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