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 Homestead Strike - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Homestead Strike, one of the most violent strikes in United States history.
Homestead Laws, collective name for a series of enactments by the United States Congress allowing settlers without capital to acquire homesteads....
Strike, in industrial relations, organized work stoppage carried out by a group of employees, for the purpose either of enforcing demands relating...
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 The Allegheny County Labor Council - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Devoted companion and comrade of Emma Goldman, he was imbued with the spirit of l9th century anarchism and its heavy emphasis on the "propaganda of the deed"-- heroic, exemplary action that would act as a catalyist for the downtrodden workers and peasants.
In the case of the Homestead strike and its aftermath, one notes that defeat notwithstanding, subsequent generations of steelworkers did fashion viable survival strategies for themselves and their families, engaged in another titanic struggle for union recognition in l9l9, and finally prevailed with the coming of the New Deal and the CIO.
Homestead itself was dependent upon US Steel, even after the coming of the United Steelworkers of America, for such basic public services as snow removal and street repairs.
www.pittsburghaflcio.org /homestead.htm   (1921 words)

 Homestead Strike 1892
The following extracts from Louis Adamic, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman describe the Homestead Strike in 1892, and the circumstances of Berkman’s shooting of Henry Clay Frick, the head of the Carnegie Steel Company’s strike-breaking operation.
In 1892 there burst out the fury of the so-called Homestead strike, which was really a lockout, involving on the one hand the iron and steel workers, who, with a membership of nearly 25,000, were one of the strongest unions in the country, and on the other the Carnegie Steel Company.
It was the Carnegie mills, not the Homestead workers.
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 Homestead strike - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
HOMESTEAD STRIKE [Homestead strike] in U.S. history, a bitterly fought labor dispute.
The plant opened, nonunion workers stayed on the job, and the strike, which was officially called off on Nov. 20, was broken.
The Homestead strike led to a serious weakening of unionism in the steel industry until the 1930s.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-homestedst.html   (318 words)

 Educate Yourself - Homestead Strike
Homestead proved to be the bloodiest labor battle the country had witnessed.
The Homestead strike of 1892 represented a reversal for the labor movement that lasted until the days of the New Deal.
And for the president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, the response to the strike was crushing in his race for reelection against Grover Cleveland that fall.
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 The Bloody Homestead Strike of 1892 (Labor) by Dick Meister
As dawn began to break, you could see the emerging outlines of a massive crowd of striking workers and their families, some 10,000 men, women and children waiting anxiously on the riverfront.
The strike and sympathy strikes at other Carnegie plants continued until November, but practically speaking it was all over once the militia marched into town.
Yet the Homestead strike laid the essential groundwork that led to mass industrial unionization and the granting of union rights to virtually all American workers in the 1930s.
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 The Homestead Strike
For almost five months in 1892, the Homestead lodges of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited clashed over contract negotiations in what has become known as The Homestead Strike.
In 1889, workers had won a strike and negotiated a three-year contract for a sliding scale wage which was determined by the fluctuating market prices of 4 x 4 standard Bessemer steel billets.
The contract was to expire on June 30, 1892.
www.bgsu.edu /departments/acs/1890s/carnegie/strike.html   (557 words)

 1892 Homestead Steel Strike
This event was the culmination of failed contract bargaining between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers led by Hugh O’Donnell and Homestead Burgess John McLuckie, and Carnegie Steel led by Henry Clay Frick while Andrew Carnegie vacationed at his castle in Scotland.
With the union broken through the intervention of the Pennsylvania militia, the next 45 years brought drastically lower wages, the twelve hour-seven day week, ethnic and racial division, and a denial of civil liberties in both the mill and the town.
The Battle of Homestead is the most famous event in American labor history and one of its most significant.
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 The Homestead Strike - 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America - History Channel
Chronicles the deadly showdown between striking workers and armed guards at Andrew Carnegie’s steel mill and its devastating effect on the U.S. labor movement.
July 2, 1892: A re-enactment of homestead steel workers aiming a cannon during the battle with the Pinkerton army- for-hire.
July 2, 1892: A re-enactment of homestead striking worker is wounded and carried away during the battle with the Pinkertons at the Homestead Steel Works.
www.civilwarinteractive.com /10DaysHomesteadStrike1.htm   (742 words)

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 Homestead Strike - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Homestead Strike, one of the most violent labor strikes in United States history.
It was called in 1892 by the Amalgamated Association of Iron,...
Carnegie always maintained that the secret of his business success lay not in his own genius as a maker of steel, but in his ability to select the...
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 The Homestead Strike of 1892
Even though Homestead depended on the steel industry for its livelihood, the employees were willing to fight to the death for their union.
After the Homestead strike, Andrew Carnegie was viewed as being responsible and he was never able to recover from the public scrutiny.
Because the violence of the Homestead Strike was viewed as management's fault, the view of unions in the United States improved.
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The results of this battle, known as the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, set labor back 40 years.
Pennsylvania's Governor Pattison called in 8,000 members of the state militia to take control of the situation, nonunion workers stayed on the job, most participants were fllisted from employment, pay was reduced, working hours were lengthened, and the union was destroyed.
Homestead was one of the most important strikes of the 1890's, which set industrial policy for years to come.
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 The Homestead Strike of 1892 and the Attempted Assassination of Henry Clay Frick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Homestead Strike of 1892 and the Attempted Assassination of Henry Clay Frick
The manhood of Homestead rebelled: the millmen scorned the despotic ultimatum.
It is the spirit of the heroic past reincarnated in the steel-workers of Homestead, Pennsylvania.
www.assumption.edu /dept/history/His130/P-H/shootingFrick/default.html   (6844 words)

 History Channel recognizes Homestead strike - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Homestead was the one I chose, in part because I think it's hard to tell the story of America without telling the story of the people who built it."
When Andrew Carnegie bought the Homestead mill, the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers was deeply entrenched there.
An anarchist unaffiliated with Homestead tried to assassinate Frick, which damaged the public's opinion of their cause.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/search/s_440937.html   (833 words)

 Homestead Strike Bibliography/Videography/Discography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Investigation of the Employment of Pinkerton Detectives in Connection with the Labor Troubles at Homestead, Pa.
Lockout, The Story of the Homestead Strike of 1892: A Study of Violence, Unionism and the Carnegie Steel Empire.
The Masses and the Millionaires: The Homestead Strike.
www.bgsu.edu /departments/acs/1890s/carnegie/bib.html   (176 words)

 The Homestead and Pullman Strikes
Within recent public memory lay two major events that led to this unease--the Homestead strike of 1892 and the Pullman Railroad strike of 1894.
The men had declared positively that they would strike at the date of the expiration of the yearly contract.
He did allow unionization, but during the Homestead strike of 1892, Carnegie and his second-in-command, Henry Frick, hired a private army to put down a strike by the Amalgamated Iron, Steel and Tin Workers (the largest union within the American Federation of Labor), which pressed for higher wages and an eight-hour day.
projects.vassar.edu /1896/strikes.html   (1184 words)

 The American Experience | Andrew Carnegie | People & Events | The Homestead Strike
The conflict at Homestead arose at a time when the fast-changing American economy had stumbled and conflicts between labor and management had flared up all over the country.
In the face of depressed steel prices, Henry C. Frick, general manager of the Homestead plant that Carnegie largely owned, was determined to cut wages and break the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, one of the strongest craft unions in the country.
A Pittsburgh journalist wrote that at about 3 A.M. a "horseman riding at breakneck speed dashed into the streets of Homestead giving the alarm as he sped along." Thousands of strikers and their sympathizers rose from their sleep and went down to the riverbank in Homestead.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/carnegie/peopleevents/pande04.html   (1244 words)

 The American Experience | Andrew Carnegie | Strike at Homestead Mill
When 300 Pinkerton Detectives came ashore at Andrew Carnegie's Homestead mill on July 6, 1892, they had no idea of the extreme violence with which locked-out steelworkers would greet them.
Outgunned by the Pinkertons' Winchester rifles, Homestead's citizens scoured the town for weapons, pressing into service everything from ancient muzzle loaders to a 20-pound cannon.
Homestead was placed under martial law, and by mid-August the mill was in full swing, employing 1700 scab workers.
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 Homestead strike of 1892 makes History Channel documentary series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Kennedy said she was approached by History Channel executives to contribute an hour to the series, and Homestead was one of three potential days that she expressed an interest in recounting.
It's difficult to draw a direct line between what happened at Homestead and the state of labor in America today, she said, but that summer of 1892 set the stage for decades to come.
Kennedy said "The Homestead Strike" spent one day filming in Pittsburgh, but the crew was unable to shoot re-creations locally.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06013/637148.stm   (1274 words)

 : John Peter Altgeld, Homestead Strike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Altgeld protested vigorously to President Grover Cleveland against the use of federal troops in a case in which the state militia was in control of the situation.
It was called in 1892 by the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers against the Homestead Steel Works (part of the Carnegie Steel Company) of Homestead, Pennsylvania, after the union refused to accept a wage cut and negotiations failed.
The strike helped swing the 1892 presidential election to Grover Cleveland and retarded unionization of the steel industry until the late 1930s.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~mwfriedm/terms/anna16.html   (367 words)

 Homestead Strike
In fact, the Homestead strike was a total defeat for the workers and unionism as a whole.
The Homestead plant was reopened to non-union workers, but wages were cut beyond the earlier proposal and the work day was lengthened.
Several major labor strikes occurred in the early 1890s, foremost among them the Homestead Strike, which protested wage cuts at one of Andrew Carnegie’s steel plants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h769.html   (419 words)

 eHistory at OSU | Multimedia Histories
A description of the mill-dominated town of Homestead in 1892.
A Description of the "Incident" of July 6, from the July 16 issue of Illustrated American.
A photographic essay of The Pennsylvania Militia at the strike.
ehistory.osu.edu /osu/mmh/HomesteadStrike1892   (97 words)

 Homestead Strike, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
DESCRIPTION: "We are asking one another as we pass the time of day Why men must have recourse to arms to get their proper pay." The union workers go on strike; the company hires Pinkertons to break it.
July 1, 1892 - Declaration of the Homestead Strike (one of many strikes taking place about this time).
Relations between the Union and management has, until this time, been fairly good, but manager Henry Clay Frick decided the expiration of the current contract was a good opportunity to break the union.
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 AllRefer.com - Homestead strike (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Homestead strike (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
Homestead strike, in U.S. history, a bitterly fought labor dispute.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Homestead strike
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 The Musical Saga of Homestead
Workers sang during strikes not only to state their beliefs and goals, but because singing helped bind workers together.
The Homestead strike of 1892 even had its own Homestead Strike Songster, and the story of the strike can be traced in the lyrics of the following four songs.
The death of nine strikers was chronicled in “Father Was Killed by the Pinkerton Men.” And “Song of a Strike,” written by George Swetnam, retrospectively commemorated the Homestead strikers' courage in defending their homes and their jobs against the overwhelming might of the Carnegie Steel Company and their hired "bum detectives."
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/5322   (886 words)

 Mon Valley Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Labor's defeat at Homestead in 1892--one of the indelible moments in American labor history--has come to symbolize the loss of union power in the late 19th century's new mass-producing industries.
The Homestead Strike of 1892 was one of the great labor strikes at the end of the 19th century--like the Haymarket episode and the Pullman Strike--that set industrial policies for two generations.
In 1996, the Pump House is the only existing structure at the Homestead Works that was on-site in July of 1892.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~sd3h/Symposium.html   (279 words)

 AFL-CIO Weblog | Homestead Strike Story on Air Tonight
(9 CDT), The History Channel will air an hour-long documentary on “The Homestead Strike of 1892.” The documentary, narrated by Martin Sheen, is part of the “10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America” series.
The show tells the story of the fierce battle waged by members of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers against the tyranny of Andrew Carnegie and his partner Henry Clay Frick at Carnegie’s premier steel mill outside Pittsburgh.
The AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 53 national and international labor unions and represents workers from all walks of life.
blog.aflcio.org /?p=457   (369 words)

 Homestead Strike 1892   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
June 25 - wildcat strike by Knights of Labor
Leon Czolgosz was inspired by "Emma the Red" to shoot McKinely 1901
strike failed after 4 months - Homestead became an open shop - juries acquitted leaders but most were fllisted by the steel industry
history.sandiego.edu /gen/20th/homestead.html   (252 words)

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