1907 Skowhegan textile strike

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The 1907 Skowhegan textile strike was a labor dispute between approximately 225 mill workers and the owners of the Marston Worsted Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, United States.[1] Declared following the firing of 17 year-old French Canadian-American girl named Mamie Bilodeau, the strike was the first successful strike involving the recently formed Industrial Workers of the World.[2]

1907 Skowhegan textile strike
DateJanuary 21 – April 13, 1907
MethodsStrikes, protests, demonstrations
Parties to the civil conflict
Textile workers;
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Marston Worsted Mills;
A woolen mill in Skowhegan, Maine c.1910.
The Industrial Workers of the World supported striking textile workers.