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homestead and pullman strike

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homestead and pullman strikes homestead strike The dispute occurred at the Homestead Steel Works in the town of Homestead, Pennsylvania, between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (the AA) and the Carnegie Steel Company. The final result was a major defeat for the union and a setback for efforts to unionize steelworkers. The battle Pullman Strike Why did the Homestead stirke happen? George Pullman Pullman strike homestead strike was an industrial lockout . Which took place in the town homestead which is located in pennsylvania.The strike began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.The battle was the second largest and one of the most serious disputes in U.S. labor history. Homestead strike The homestead strike happen because, as the mills expanded the labor force grew rapidly, especially with less skilled workers, the more skilled union members reacted with a strike designed to protect their historic position. who side was the government on? The Pullman Strike was a nationwide conflict between the new American Railway Union (ARU) and railroads that occurred in the United States in summer 1894. It shut down much of the nation's freight and passenger traffic west of Detroit. The conflict began in the town of Pullman, Illinois, on May 11 when nearly 4,000 employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company began a wildcat strike in response to recent reductions in wages. The american Pullman refused arbitration the ARU called a strike against his factory, but it showed no sign of success. To win the strike, Debs decided to stop the movement of Pullman cars on railroads. The over-the-rail Pullman employees (such as conductors and porters) did not go on strike. Debs and the ARU then called a massive boycott (usually called a "strike") that affected most lines west of Detroit and involved some 250,000 workers in 27 states at its peak.
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