On this day in 1919 May 17th 2019

On May 17, 1919, the Central Strike Committee published its first daily Strike Bulletin in the Western Labour News, its own official daily newspaper that reflected the ideas of the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council and helped keep the lines of communication open with the strikers. This new newspaper came to fruition because although the Manitoba Free Press remained relatively objective in their reporting of the strike, the Central Strike Committee felt that the other papers had become biased in their representation of the union movement, and that some writers were actively trying to hinder their efforts in obtaining a collective bargaining agreement.

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(Photo obtained from The Manitoba Building Trades)