The Homestead Strike

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In 1892, the Homestead workers of Carnegie Steel Company were limited in there contracts of pay and working hours. Thus, leading to the Homestead Strike of 1892. The steel industry was situated on the coast of the Monongahela River where it was important for economic purposes. Before the 1892, three years before in1889, workers striked about better wages by how much steel they made. Andrew Carnegie agreed and gave each worker a three-year contract for better wages by making 4 x 4 standard Bessemer steel billets. days before the contracts expired on June thirty, 1892 Andrew Carnegie a philanthropist, who had often publicly communicated union sympathies as a huge figure. Carnegie left for a vacation to Scotland leaving the second man in charge…show more content…
By then, the workers finally agreed to the surrender of the Pinkerton’s. Three Pinkerton’s and seven workers were casualties and many more were wounded in the fight. Six days later on July twelve, the National Guard of Pennsylvania arrived in Homestead under the orders of Governor Robert E. Pattison. On November seventeen, the workers of the Carnegie Steel Company voted to return to work. Three days later on November Twenty, some of the workers voted to lift the prohibition on returning to work for the company again. To prevent anymore rebelling against the company and harm to the steel industry in the town, Carnegie and Frick thought it would be best to rehire the workers they once abused. With the fear of the workers rebelling once again, Carnegie and Frick they hired men who were non-union workers. With them being non-union workers, they were able to set yellow contracts which state that the workers were not allowed to rebel once again if they worked for the Carnegie Steel Company. With time passed, workers came back to the steel company and the rise in the industry began once
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