The Homestead Strike, also known as the Homestead Steel Strike, was an industrial lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Gilded Age and the Labor Movement Lesson - AP, Honors Powerpoint & Apple's Keynote with Lecture Notes. Lecture covers the rise of the Labor Movement, Knights of Labor, AFL, IWW, the Great Railroad Strike, Haymarket Strike, Homestead Strike, and the Pullman Strike.
Homestead Strike: Frick locked workers out of the plate mill and one of the open hearth furnaces on the evening of June 28. When no collective bargaining agreement was reached on June 29, Frick locked the union out of the rest of the plant. A high fence topped with barbed wire, begun in January, was completed and the plant sealed to the workers. Sniper towers with searchlights were constructed near each mill building, with high-pressure water cannons, some capable of spraying boiling-hot…
Homestead Carnegie Library, Munhall, Pennsylvania books fly off the stacks for no reason. doors open and close by themself , loud disembodied voices, the ghosts of old steel hands still dressed in their sooty mill outfits wander about the structure.