Primary Source

Official Document, Police Letter


This letter documents the government's continued concern about women striking, as the Chief of Police for the Island reports new labor strike figures to the Governor. In this case, 638 women working as tobacco strippers went on strike. Also on strike were 300 sugarcane workers, most likely men.

This source is a part of the Women and the Puerto Rican Labor Movement teaching module.


"Re: Strikes." Memorandum to the Governor of Puerto Rico. July 15, 1936.

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"Official Document, Police Letter," in World History Commons, [accessed February 6, 2023]