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The Homestead and Pullman Strikes by Spence Holman, Vassar '99 In light of the recent depressionthe voters of were concerned with keeping money in Want and employer pockets. Bimetallism was touted as the solution as well as the cause of the nation's economic difficulties.
William Jennings Bryan spoke to this in his famous speechasking that "you shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. At the same time, there was fear of unrest. Within recent public memory lay two major events that led to this unease--the Homestead strike of and the Pullman Railroad strike of These two conflicts brought to the surface the deeper issues at work in an age of industrial progress.
In a song about Homestead entitled "A Man Named Carnegie," workers at the Pennsylvania plant are referred to as chattel and slaves. Want and employer Pullman, a worker reportedly told the Chicago Herald that "the only difference between slavery at Pullman and what it was down South before the war is that there the owners took care of their slaves when they were sick and here they don't.
Workers labored for long hours under poor conditions, and were subject to the whims of their employers. Image of the town of Pullman from Richard Ely's "Pullman: A Social Study," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February At the Pullman factory, employees lived in the company town, much like slaves lived on the plantations where they worked.
Pullman residents lived in constant fear of their employer, worried that if they voiced any disparaging opinions about the town an example of a modern utopia, according to many newspapers of the daythey would be reprimanded or, even worse, fired.
Anonymity was the best escape. The less seen and less heard one was, the less likely one was to get in trouble. An Iron Puddler Workers were dehumanized by the emerging corporate complexes.
The Pullman town, which was meant to solve the labor problem, ended up exacerbating existing tensions. Residents felt that the company had taken over every aspect of their life, and had taken their identity in the process. Unions gave a voice to those without, and strikes became a way to assert an identity.
Individuality was equated with wealth. Thus, when wages were cut, employees felt as if they were being de-emphasized even further. The employers, of course, did not take the same stance. George Pullman felt that he was improving the lives of his workers by providing them with housing, shopping, and entertainment next to their workplace.
Carnegie provided money for civic buildings such as libraries as he cut wages. It was a bread-and-circus approach to a more complex problem. Food and entertainment wasn't the only thing workers wanted or needed; they were searching for an identity beyond that of an hourly wage earner.
The strikers not only wanted more money for their homes and families, they desired independence. Carnegie Steel Works during the 'Battle of Homestead,' Julyfrom the Rivers of Steel Heritage AreaPittsburgh "About the only difference between slavery at Pullman and what it was down South before the war, is that there the owners took care of the slaves when they were sick and here they don't.SysOrb server and network monitoring.
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