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  Incident Year/Where                     Issues/Why was there a strike?
 
Haymarket Affair
 
 
1886
 
Chicago,
Illinois
 
  • Union workers wanted 8-hour work day
  • McCormick Harvester workers locked out
  • Union held protest meeting – police broke up
 
 Parties Involved(people and or groups) Outcome of Strike incl. deaths & arrests
 
  • Chicago police
  • Striking workers
  • Socialists/anarchists
  • McCormick Harvester
 
 
 
  • Police arrest hundreds of socialists
  • Police and workers killed
  • Fear of anarchists in US
  • Increase in opposition to unions
       
 
 
 
 
 
  Incident Year/Where                     Issues/Why was there a strike?
 
Pullman Strike
 
 
1894
 
Chicago, Illinois
 
  • Pullman Car Company cut wages by 30% and reduced
workforce by 1/3
 
  Parties Involved(people and or groups)                  Outcome of Strike incl. deaths & arrests
 
  • Pullman Company
  • Rail Workers
  • American Railway Union (ARU)
  • ARU president Eugene Debs
  • President Cleveland
 
 
 
  • Rail Traffic halted
  • President breaks the Strike
  • Union President was Jailed
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Incident Year/Where                     Issues/Why was there a strike?
 
 
Railroad
Strike
 
 
1877
 
Martinsburg,
West Virginia
 
 
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad cut wages by 10%
 
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad workers refused to run trains
 
  Parties Involved(people and or groups)                  Outcome of Strike incl. deaths & arrests               
 
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
  • Railway workers
  • WV militia
  • Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes
 
 
  • Federal Troops called in
  • New laws established to limit strikes
  • Dozens killed
       
 
 
 
  Incident Year/Where                     Issues/Why was there a strike?
 
Homestead
Strike
 
 
1892
 
Pennsylvania
 
 
 
  • Carnegie Steal Company lowered wages at Steel Mills
 
  • The Company locked out workers from the plant when the union refused to accept new conditions (increasing production commands)
Parties Involved
(people and or groups)
Outcome of Strike incl. deaths & arrests
 
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Henry Frick
  • Amalagamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers
  • Pinkertons
  • Pennsylvania Militia
 
 
  • Union was broken up
  • Workers had to work longer hours for lower wages
  • 10 people were killed
       
 
 
 
  Incident Year/Where                     Issues/Why was there a strike?
 
 
Colorado
Coal Strikes
 
 
1914
 
Colorado
 
  • Workers were paid by how much coal they pulled out of mine rather than being paid by the hour
Parties Involved(people and or groups) Outcome of Strike incl. deaths & arrests
 
  • United Mine Workers Union
  • President Wilson
 
  • Colorado Fuel & Iron Company
  • National Guard
 
 
  • National Guard open fire on miners killing 32 women and children
 
  • 13 mine workers killed
  • The tent camp in which miners & their families were living was burned