Thompsonville Carpet Weavers Strike of 1834

What's Next

Informed Action

  1. Read the Enfield Historical Society's webpage on the Thompsonville Carpet Industry, 1829-1971. Note the absence of any information on the carpet weavers strike. Write a few paragraphs to add to their narrative telling the story and significance of the strike. Send it to the historical society to add to their website.
  2. The carpet workers in Enfield went on strike in 1928, 1930 1935, 1938, 1944, 1951 and 1954. Look these strikes up on the online Hartford Courant and find out what the demands of the workers were and what the answers of the employers were. How much did government regulation, starting with the Wagner Act in 1935, help the workers?