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On September 8, 1909 workers return to work after victory in the Pressed Steel Car Company strike at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a huge and unexpected victory for the American working class during this dark time of workplace repression. The Pressed Steel Car Company was a factory owned by the capitalist Frank Norton Hoffstot in McKees […]
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Yep, pretty much no difference between Democrats and Republicans except that Republicans want to Drain the Swamp and Democrats have e-mail server practices that should lead to the death penalty for all involved: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed an aggressively anti-choice bill that would have criminalized abortions after 20 weeks—with no exceptions for cases […]
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On December 19, 1907, the Darr Mine near Smithton, Pennsylvania, caught fire and exploded. 239 people died, many of them children. This was the largest workplace disaster in Pennsylvania history. The Darr mine, located southeast of Pittsburgh, was typical of the Appalachian mining country during the early twentieth century. The workforce was a polyglot group […]
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