Boston Police Strike Sept 9th, 1919.
On this site at Dover and Fay Sts. was the original location of the Boston Social Club, which was chartered by the American Federation of Labor on August 15th, 1919, as local 16,807 to represent Boston Police Patrolmen. On August 26th, Union President John F. McInnes and 18 of his newly-elected union representatives were suspended by the police commissioner for forming a union in violation of Department rules. On Sept. 9th, 1919, at 5:45 pm, 1,117 Boston Policemen left their posts in support if their leaders and went on strike. Three days of rioting ensued, ending only after a call-up of the National Guard. None of the striking police officers were ever rehired.
East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, United States