Homestead strikers took Pinkertons prisoner

When Union Workers Captured the Pinkertons Sent to Break Their Strike

This is from the Homestead Strike! I didn't hear about it until long after it was over. I feel so awful for the steel-workers.

This is from the Homestead Strike! I didn't hear about it until long after it was over. I feel so awful for the steel-workers.

The Homestead Strike of 1892. Sucks to be Carnegie. Good thing my workers will never strike on me.

The Homestead Strike of 1892. Sucks to be Carnegie. Good thing my workers will never strike on me.

The Homestead Strike was a bloody labor confrontation lasting 143 days in 1892, one of the most serious in U.S. history. The conflict was centered on Carnegie Steel's main plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, & grew out of a dispute between the National Amalgamated Assoc of Iron & Steel Workers of the United States & the Carnegie Steel Company.  Carnegie left on a trip to Scotland before the unrest peaked. Carnegie left mediation of the dispute in the hands of his associate & partner Henry…

The Homestead Strike was a bloody labor confrontation lasting 143 days in 1892, one of the most serious in U.S. history. The conflict was centered on Carnegie Steel's main plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, & grew out of a dispute between the National Amalgamated Assoc of Iron & Steel Workers of the United States & the Carnegie Steel Company. Carnegie left on a trip to Scotland before the unrest peaked. Carnegie left mediation of the dispute in the hands of his associate & partner Henry…

This is a picture of the Homestead Strike. Many other workers and I went on strike due to a pay cut of about 23%.

This is a picture of the Homestead Strike. Many other workers and I went on strike due to a pay cut of about 23%.

Did not know all of these.  Foot Reflexology. massage the part of your foot that corresponds to the part of your body that hurts and it will slowly reduce and eventually get rid of pain. Helps promote blood circulation to that particular part of the body! Learned this in cosmetology school. Helps me get rid of headaches and cramps naturally.

He Put Onions Into His Socks At Night For One Fascinating Reason…

Did not know all of these. Foot Reflexology. massage the part of your foot that corresponds to the part of your body that hurts and it will slowly reduce and eventually get rid of pain. Helps promote blood circulation to that particular part of the body! Learned this in cosmetology school. Helps me get rid of headaches and cramps naturally.

Homestead Strike: Frick locked workers out of the plate mill and one of the open hearth furnaces on the evening of June 28. When no collective bargaining agreement was reached on June 29, Frick locked the union out of the rest of the plant. A high fence topped with barbed wire, begun in January, was completed and the plant sealed to the workers. Sniper towers with searchlights were constructed near each mill building, with high-pressure water cannons, some capable of spraying boiling-hot…

Homestead Strike: Frick locked workers out of the plate mill and one of the open hearth furnaces on the evening of June 28. When no collective bargaining agreement was reached on June 29, Frick locked the union out of the rest of the plant. A high fence topped with barbed wire, begun in January, was completed and the plant sealed to the workers. Sniper towers with searchlights were constructed near each mill building, with high-pressure water cannons, some capable of spraying boiling-hot…

Homestead Strike. Andrew Carnegie Industrial Lockout.  June 30, 1892. Major defeat for the Steel Workers Union and a setback for efforts to unionize the underpaid workers.

Homestead Strike. Andrew Carnegie Industrial Lockout. June 30, 1892. Major defeat for the Steel Workers Union and a setback for efforts to unionize the underpaid workers.

In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

July 12, 1842:  Celebrated criminal defense lawyer William Wallis Erwin is born.  Nicknamed “the Tall Pine,” Erwin was a fiery orator and champion of labor.  He successfully defended leaders of the Homestead strike in 1892 who had been charged with murder and joined Clarence Darrow in defending Eugene V. Debs and other leaders of the American Railway Union put on trial for their role in leading the 1894 Pullman strike.

July 12, 1842

July 12, 1842: Celebrated criminal defense lawyer William Wallis Erwin is born. Nicknamed “the Tall Pine,” Erwin was a fiery orator and champion of labor. He successfully defended leaders of the Homestead strike in 1892 who had been charged with murder and joined Clarence Darrow in defending Eugene V. Debs and other leaders of the American Railway Union put on trial for their role in leading the 1894 Pullman strike.

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