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.
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.