#OnThisDay In 1899, Grain Shovelers and Dock Workers win their strike against Boss “Fingey” Connors, whom had been cutting their wages to make himself richer. The strikers had the support of the Bishop of Buffalo’s Catholic Diocese, Bishop Quigley, which is notably important with the amount of Irish-Americans working on the docks.

With their successful oust of Conners, the workers handed over their representation to the Local 109: Grain Shovelers Union. Were you familiar with this worker’s rights win out of Buffalo’s history?