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On September 22, 1919, steel workers went on strike in Pittsburgh and other steel cities. One of the most epic strikes of the post-World War I period, it was also a complete failure, one that demonstrated both the terrible political conditions for organizing after World War I and the deeply flawed American labor movement that […]
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This is the grave of Charles Schwab. Born in 1862 in to German parents, Schwab grew up in the town of Loretto, Pennsylvania. He became a young protege of Andrew Carnegie in the steel industry, working as an engineer and rising very fast in the company. By 1887, he was general superintendent of the Homestead […]
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Well Shiver Me Timbers!

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On October 29, 2016
You mean that providing working-class people good paying jobs is a critical part of fighting poverty? And that industrial labor can make a huge difference in solving this problem? Amazing!!! Who knew! James Branch’s life seemed destined to follow a familiar arc in the streets that surround the Marlin Steel factory, where he bends metal […]
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