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Companies Snub Union, Workers on Edge

 

By the second week of May, it was evident that Little Steel would not seriously negotiate with the union--and rank and filers were becoming visibly agitated and had begun to endorse a strike.

 

 

Companies Use Violence to Undermine Union

 

By April 1937, most of the workers at Little Steel’s mills in the Calumet region of Indiana and Illinois had joined the union. There were 8000 union members at Bethlehem’s Cambria Works in Johnstown and 32,000 in the mills in...

 

STEEL WORKERS REBUFFED: COMPANIES REFUSE 8-HOUR WORKDAY

 

On March 30, 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee asked Little Steel—four companies that each ranked among the 100 largest firms in America—to sign an agreement that guaranteed an 8-hour workday, 40-hour...

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