Bay View Massacre

The Bay View massacre (sometimes also referred to as the Bay View Tragedy) was the result of a strike held on May 4, 1886, by 7,000 building-trades workers and 5,000 Polish laborers who had organized at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee to strike against their employers, demanding the enforcement of an eight-hour work day. We will begin with an overview of the eight-hour movement going on in the country and then provide more details about the Milwaukee experience (part of this description is taken from Wikipedia).

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