1941 Bethlehem Steel Strike

The Steel Workers’ Organizing Committee (SWOC) organized walkout late in the evening of March 24th, 1941 of the Bethlehem Steel Company began a tumultuous four day strike in Bethlehem.  Cars of strikebreakers and company officials were overturned, and massive demonstrations were held in and around Bethlehem.  By the end of the strike the National Guard had been called in and the strike had made national news.  Eventually the SWOC and the Steel Company were able to come to historic agreements on March 28th, 1941; with worker raises, better union representation within company leadership, and company adherence to the National Labor Relations Board key tenets in the settlement.