Tattersall's Hall

1600 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60616, US

Category: Unions

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Labor Trail

Major labor hall, where on November 22, 1903, 15,000 workers and sympathizers assembled to protest against the Chicago City Railway Company and demand municipal ownership. They marched on State Street, 6,000 coming from the north, 3,000 coming from the south. During the strike of the entire nine-mile streetcar network, local and national newspapers reported widespread community support. For example, stockyard workers released flocks of sheep to block streetcar traffic, and, in another instance, eigth-grade students walked out of the Hendricks School at 43rd and Shields when their teacher arrived on a scab-operated streetcar.