1911 Lima-Callao general strike

From Anarchy In Action

In March of 1911, anarcho-syndicalists in Lima-Callao, Peru organized a strike of five hundred cotton workers, who demanded wage increases, a reduction of the workday from thirteen to ten hours, and the night shift's elimination. The strike expanded into a general strike on 10 April, "bringing Lima's businesses and transport to a standstill," according to Steven Hirsch in "Peruvian Anarcho-Syndicalism."[1] The next day, Peru's president intervened and management agreed to the workers' demands.[2]

  1. Steven Hirsch, "Peruvian Anarcho-Syndicalism: Adapting Transnational Influences and Forging Counterhegemonic Practices, 1905-1930" in Anarchism and Syndicalism in The Colonial and Postcolonial World 1870-1940: The Praxis of Nationalism, and Social Revolution, eds. Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (Boston: Brill, 2010), 230-1.
  2. Hirsch, "Peruvian Anarcho-Syndicalism," 231.