Strikes During The Industrial Revolution

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During the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing, technology and labor played a major role. Factory owners had majority control over their workers and the working environment of labor. Workers formed unions, hoping that they could have more power as a whole to get what they wished for. They wanted to have less working hours, higher wages, better safety conditions and better control of the working process. Because of this, the workers formed strikes. Some of these strikes were the Homestead Strike and the Pullman Strike. Carnegie and Frick, the owner of the Carnegie Steel Company, and Pullman, the owner of the Pullman Company, were mainly the cause of the workers creating strikes and participating in them. If things could not be handled, the

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