dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
19 april 1968 & communications workers of america strike

19 april 1968 & communications workers of america strike

#OTD 19 April 1968 The Communications Workers of America union members were on their 2nd day of a strike against the C & P Telephone Company (930 H St NW). The 11,000 local members were part of a national strike organized by AFL-CIO for higher wages. Striking switchboard operators effectively disrupted telephone service in the city, especially long distance calls and information requests.  

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Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor work at C&P Telephone Company? Were you a union member? Did you participate in the strike? Do you remember service disruption? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy, Library of Congress, U.S. News & World Report 18 April 1968. LC-U9-18994. Photographer, MST.
Harriett Griffiths, "Phone Workers Strike But Calls Go Through," Evening Star 19 April 1968.
"CWA Board Is Called Here on Talks in Phone Walkout." Evening Star 21 April 1968.

20 april 1968 & communications workers of american strike, day 3

20 april 1968 & communications workers of american strike, day 3

18 april 1968 & national epicureans

18 april 1968 & national epicureans