Little Steel Strike Bombing Suspects Mug Shot Photographs   Save
Republic Steel, Warren Plant 1937 Strike Scrapbook
Description: These mug shots were taken by the Warren, Ohio police department during the 1937 "Little Steel" Strike. On June 24, 1937 two bombs exploded near Republic Steel's Warren Plant. The first bomb damaged a bridge leading to the plant. The second bomb almost struck a car carrying National Guardsmen. Within a month eight men were arrested: Arthur Scott, 40 yrs. old, of Warren, OH; George Bundas, 25, Warren, OH; John Borowiec, 28, Warren; Charles "Chuck" Byers, 32, Warren; Sidney Watkins, 27, Warren; Andrew Marsh, Warren; Joe Orawiec, Johnstown, PA; and Gus Hall, 26, Youngstown. Hall, one of CIO/SWOC's strike leaders in Warren as well as one of the local leaders of the Communist Party, was named by the other bombing suspects as the leader of a plot to bomb Republic Steel facilities as well as the homes of non-striking workers. On July 31, 1937 seven of the defendants (all but Hall) pleaded guilty to illegal possession and control of explosives. Andrew Marsh, George Bundas, and John Bo View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1619_2583297_069
Subjects: Business and Labor; Strikes; Steel industry; Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.); Labor unions; Bombings; Identification photographs
Places: Niles (Ohio); Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio)