Centennial Re-enactment and Exhibit Opening a "Striking" Success!

We had hundreds of people in Lawrence, Massachusetts commemorating the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912 exactly one hundred years ago to the date. We were honored to have guests including seemingly hundreds of Lawrence school children, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, State Senator Barry Finegold, State Representatives Marcos Devers and David Torrisi, MA AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman, Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor director Jacqueline Cooke, SEIU 615 President Rocio Sanez. But the most important guest was 104 year old Salvatore Savinelli, survivor of the strike of 1912 whose father coordinated the children's exodus and who himself was sent to Barre, VT for the duration of the strike.

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(Photo taken by Harry Brett, Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12)

Thank you to everyone who made the day possible. It was truly a great day for the city of Lawrence and working people everywhere. Be sure to visit the exhibit on the 6th floor of the Everett Mill (15 Union St., Lawrence, MA) open from 11am-3pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays or by appointment with the Lawrence History Center (978=686-9230).

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