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Local strikers pledged they wouldn't turn to violence vs. new workers

2012-01-30T00:00:00Z Local strikers pledged they wouldn't turn to violence vs. new workersThe Tucson Citizen The Tucson Citizen Arizona Daily Star
January 30, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Leading up to Arizona's centennial, Feb. 14, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 19, 1912

The strikers are willing to cooperate with the business men of Tucson to prevent violence toward the new employees in the Southern Pacific shops. Assurances to that effect were given by strike leaders to John Mets, John I. Reilly, Fred Ronstadt, and members of the city administration when the subject was broached late Wednesday.

M. M. Regli, who is at the head of the federation in Tucson, stated that the federation had never countenanced violence. He stated further that the matter would be made subject for discussion and admonition at Thursday's meeting of the strikers in their daily convention.

- The Tucson Citizen

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