We stepped back in time with the Manchester Historical Association for this enlightening presentation. Learn more about how the "Strikeless City” lost its nickname and how it changed Manchester forever.
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For nearly a century, Manchester was renowned among New England mill towns as the "Strikeless City.” That all changed in 1922 when the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company – faced with economic hardship due to price wars with cheaper southern textile producers – cut wages and increased working hours for its employees. The vote to go on strike was overwhelmingly approved by workers and the subsequent nine-month work stoppage changed the city of Manchester forever.