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Labour-police clashes in 1900s New York?

Setting: New York City, early 1900s
Googled: New York labour history, New York strikes, New York strike history, New York unions, union police history

My story is set in NYC around the turn of the century. Two of my characters are union organizers/supporters, and are at a union meeting when the police come in and haul everyone off to jail. What I'm trying to find out is, what strikes/police clashes were happening at that time? And what strikes would an Irish-American and Jewish-American man be plausibly involved with? (Seeing as how a lot of the labour unions were divided by ethnicity.) They also support the suffragettes- one's married to one, she's the one who bails them out- but I'm not sure if it would make sense for them to be at a women's meeting. I know the uprising of the twenty thousand and the 1910 Cloakmakers' strike were both happening around this time, but I want to make sure it's plausible for them to be there. Thanks in advance!
Tags: 1900-1909, 1910-1919, usa: history (misc), usa: new york: new york city
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