Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike

Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (HM4D5)

Location: Hershey, PA 17033 Dauphin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.084', W 76° 38.958'

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Hershey's Chocolate Workers Local 1 (CIO) responded to a labor-management impasse on April 2, 1937 by initiating the first sit-down strike in Pennsylvania and in the confectionery industry. The strike was ended by strike-breaking violence and government mediation. The union lost two subsequent representative elections. In 1939 workers affiliated with the Bakery & Confectionery Workers Local 464 (AFL).
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HM NumberHM4D5
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 359799 N 4460665
Decimal Degrees40.28473333, -76.64930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.084', W 76° 38.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 5.04" N, 76° 38' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 W Caracas Ave, Hershey PA 17033, US
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