Homestead Strike (1892)

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  • End Result
    • 16 strike leaders were arrested and charged with conspiracy, riot and murder
      • 33 members of strike committee accused of treason under states Crimes Act of 1860 = most went to jail and support for strikers decreased
    • Homestead Strike 1892: Did it lead to turning points?
  • Had the right to strike and protest but employer was too powerful during this period
    • TURNING POINT ???
      • In terms of public support journalists and ministers started to see labour unions as less radical -- saw as answers to labour challenge
      • Actions bankrupted union and broke the AA as a force in US labour movement
      • Homestead Strike 1892: Did it lead to turning points?

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