Photograph of a group of strikers gathering outside Harvill Corporations, located at 6251 W. Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. One of the strikers carries a picket sign reading "Harvill on Strike. No scabs allowed." Another picketer's sign declares "We need a wage increase." The strikers were members of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, Local 700. Union members who worked at Harvill and three other die casting plants demanded a seven-and-one-half-cent per hour wage hike and an additional paid holiday. When company officials failed to propose an alternative salary hike, union members struck the four firms on Jan. 28, 1948. Company officials eventually agreed to the union's proposed salary hike and added Memorial Day to their list of paid holidays. Union members accepted the companies' offer on Feb. 2, ending the three-day strike.
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