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MUSC Hospital Workers Strike, 1969

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Records documenting the 1969 Hospital Workers Strike.  The strike began March 17, 1969 with the firing of 12 non-professional hospital workers who attempted to meet with Dr. McCord March 16 to discuss the unionization of hospital workers, the establishment of a credit union, and an increase in wages.   For 99 days over 300 hospital workers walked out of the jobs to picket the hospital.  The strike ended June 27, 1969 with the rehiring of the 12 discharged workers and an increase in the minimum wage.  Record types include correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, articles and news clippings detailing MUSC’s official actions and responses to the strikers and their demands.  Also includes materials on the union, Local 1199.  Series is arranged alphabetically; 3 cubic feet, 1968-1971. 

 
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