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Swedish Workers Stage General Strike Against Wage Cuts 1909

Time period
August, 1909 to September, 1909
Economic Justice
Total points
1.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Stephen O'Hanlon 2/2/2015

The Swedish General Strike of 1909 occurred near the beginning of a decades-long conflict between the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Swedish Employers Association (SAF). It came after the successful two-day general strike in 1902 for universal suffrage emboldened organized labor. The depression of 1908 had depressed prices, creating surpluses in good stocks, and leading employers to repeatedly attempt to lower wages and cut back workers’ collective bargaining rights by threatening lockouts.