Archive ID: MC-3.4-6A

Memorial Day Massacre Commemoration

Date Created: 2006-05-20

Donor: Rod Sellers

Media Type: Film/Video

Language: English


This video documents a commemoration held at the Local 1033 union hall on the East Side in 2006. The event commemorated the Memorial Day Massacre which occurred during the nation-wide Little Steel Strike of 1937. During that strike, ten strike supporters at the Republic mill in Southeast Chicago were killed by city police and nearly a hundred wounded. Four of the ten unionists killed that day were fellow “Little Steel” strikers from Local 1010 in neighboring Northwest Indiana. This video clip from 2006 shows a member of the “Women of Steel” group from Local 1010 singing an old labor mining song called “Which Side Are You On?”

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Historic Events   Local 1033 (Republic)   Memorial Day Massacre   Mills   Republic   Steel Industry   Strikes   Unions   1980 - Present (Deindustrialization)   East Side   Other/Unknown   Film/Video