Grand Rapids, Michigan: 1911 Furniture Strike

The "Spirit of Solidarity" monument pays tribute to the 1911 furniture worker strike with three granite statues, including a woman hiding rocks under her skirt (the strike featured a rock toss melee).
Address:
220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Directions:
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, west side of Grand River at Pearl St. NW.
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Strikers.

1911 Furniture Strike Monument

These strikers seem to be "getting down" in a fountain at the corner of Front Ave NW and Pearl St NW in Grand Rapids.

[Andrea Rymill, 06/13/2015]

The three figures in the fountain represent the 6,000+ factory workers who went on strike for four months in 1911. Eventually wages and working conditions improved.

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