American Labor Movement and Unions
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Andrew Carnegie's Steel Company
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Knights of Labor
Founders of Knights of Labor
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Knights of Labor Sign
"Daily Kos." : Knights of Labor. Kos Media, 2 Sept. 2007. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.
Life in the Company Town
Homestead Steel Works Strike of 1892
The Homestead Steel Works Strike of 1892 because of the steel price dropping, so the wages dropped too. Carnegie supported Frick on his plan to cut the wages of workers. The workers started a strike against their wages being cut. Frick built a wall, Fort Frick, to keep the strikers out of the steel company. On July 5, the workers and the army fought each other. The workers won the battle after 14 hours of battle. The strikers took over the steel mill. The strike leaders were sentenced to trial for their actions. "Nothing... in all my life, before or since, wounded me so deeply. No pangs remain of any wound receiving in my business career save that of Homestead," (Carnegie),
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Newspaper on the Strike
On Strike!" Omeka RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.
Today's Labor Union
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