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Title: labor strikes

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Subject: History
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Date: June 8, 2012
Level: University
Grade: A
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They had to cut wages about one-third. The workers were angered at the wage cuts, and Eugene V. Debs led a strike on the Company. Strikers interfered with railway traffic from Chicago to the Pacific Coast, sometimes overturning railroad cars. Earlier, in 1892, at the Carnegie's Homestead plant near Pittsburgh, there was a pay slash for the steel workers...

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Earlier, in 1892, at the Carnegie's Homestead plant near Pittsburgh, there was a pay slash for the steel workers. Strikers that were extremely upset about this pay cut held a strike. The company officials called in Pinkerton detectives to stop these riots. The detectives were unable to stop the defiant strikers; the strikers, armed with rifles and dynamite, were eventually broken...

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