Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 1934

NOTE: Ruth didn't write in her diary today.

Clement O. Miniger, president of The Electric Auto-Lite Company,
Clement O. Miniger - (November 11, 1874 - April 23, 1944)

An American industrialist and philanthropist, Miniger founded the 'Electric Auto-Lite
Company' (now part of Honeywell) in 1911, acting as the company's president until 1934
 and its chairman of the board from 1934 to 1944.

The Toledo Auto-Lite strike was a strike by a federal labor union of the American Federation
 of Labor (AFL) against the Electric Auto-Lite company of Toledo, Ohio, from April 12 to June 3, 1934.
Miniger was instrumental in settling the strike.

The strike is notable for a five-day running battle between roughly 6,000 strikers and 1,300 members
of the Ohio National Guard. Known as the "Battle of Toledo," the clash left two strikers dead and more
than 200 injured. The strike is regarded by many labor historians as one of the three most important
strikes in U.S. history.

No comments:

Post a Comment