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The 1916 City Charter change in Grand Rapids was nothing short of Class Warfare

During the 1911 Furniture Workers Strike and its aftermath, the business community and leading industrialist, began to develop a plan that would significantly alter the way electoral politics was done in Grand Rapids.  The 1911 Furniture Workers Strike revealed several … Continue reading

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