1899: Strike on the New Haven Road

Switching Crew of Nine Men at Middletown Quit Work, Tying Up Freight Traffic.

Middletown, Conn., April 26.–A switching crew of nine men, employed in the freight yards of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad here, struck work today, and as a result no freight has been moved since 8 A. M.

On account of the freshet the water from the Connecticut River flooded the freight yards, and the men say they have been obliged to work sixteen and eighteen hours a day for two weeks, moving the cars through two or three feet of water.

Word has been sent to Hartford for another switching crew.

From The World (New York, N.Y.), Thursday, April 27, 1899.
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