Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike

Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (HM4D5)

Location: Hershey, PA 17033 Dauphin County
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Country: United States of America
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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).
HM NumberHM4D5
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceBusiness Center
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
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' 5.0400" N, 76° 38' 57.4800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 W Caracas Ave, Hershey PA 17033, US
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