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Homestead Strike, 1892
Henry Frick tried to cut workers wages at Carnegie Steel in the summer of 1892 while Andrew Carnegie was in Europe. Henry Frick Carnegie SteelAndrew Carnegie
The Union at the Carnegie plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, called a strike.
Frick had a plan for defeating the Union. July 1 st He called in the Pinkertons, which is a private police force, known for their ability to break strikes.
On July 5 th 300 Pinkerton’s moved up the Monongahela River on barges. In a shootout with strikers, several people died and many were wounded.
On July 23 rd, anarchist Alexander Berkman tried and failed to assassinate Frick.
Although Alexander Berkman was not connected with the strike, the public associated his act with the rising tide of labor violence.
On November 20, the Homestead Strike was called off.
Carnegie claimed the he believed in Unions, however Carnegie Steel remained non-unionized until the late 1930’s.
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