Over 5,000 people attended the latest performance of Strike, this time performed in front of Winnipeg City Hall, the exact location of the main confrontations of the 1919 General Strike.
The Play, written and directed by Danny Schur, is a dramatization of events during June 1919 when 35,000 workers in the city and their supporters stopped work. Myron Sokoloski was killed during one battle with police.
CUPE members volunteered at the event and helped raise over $3,000 by ‘passing the hat’. Paul Moist attended as did CUPE Manitoba President Kevin Rebeck. CUPE also provided funding for this performance.
The play was part of the annual Mayworks celebration that CUPE supports.