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The Work Revolution Strike During June 1919 a strike took place that revolutionized unions and the working place today The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 that took place in Winnipeg was fought between the WTLC Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council and the high-payed employers and government The workers of Winnipeg struck for better working conditions better pay and shorter working hours Little did they know that this strike would lead to total chaos in the city of Winnipeg The WTLC had to fight with not only the provincial government and employers but also the military RCMP and the federal government They were greatly out numbered in this strike but stood strong in their beliefs and carried on for 6 weeks until the strike was overThe workers were justified in going on strike and because of this created a revolution Trying to get the employers and government to listen to the WTLCs demands was hard Every attempt made was shut down by the rich powerful people of business The workers on strike took force into the streets Police were not enough to control these angry people so the government called in the Military and RCMP The WTLC and workers had almost no power at all compared to the Military and RCMP making this an unfair fight Even though this was realized by many the strike went on and took charge in greater lengths then before On one day the strike was brought to the main street of Winnipeg Everyone was there causing great disturbance trying to get their demands met The RCMP rushed into the croud on horseback with baseball bats and started swinging hitting many people causing injury One officer was pulled down and beaten badly When news
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