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Steelworkers Out on Strike


On May 26, 1937, SWOC launched a strike against Little Steel after attempting for a year to negotiate with the companies. The strikers wanted a union, the ability to negotiate as a group with their employers, and the right to strike and pick...

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.




As Possibility of Strike Looms, Steel Companies Prepare for War


By May 5, 1937, with a steel strike looming, the sheriff of Mahoning County, Ohio (where Youngstown is located) had sworn in 214 deputies. Fifty-seven were on Republic Steel’s payroll and 114 on Sheet &...

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