Workers, Rebels, and Spies: the Legacy of the Great Steel Strike of 1919

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Saturday November 2

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Join author Ryan C. Brown for a discussion that explores beyond the legacy of the events of 1919 and delves into the conditions which led to violent conflict as union labor and organizers fought for better working conditions, hours, and pay, while management, media, and local enforcers sought to protect the status quo.

Brown’s talk will reflect themes from his book, Pittsburgh and the Great Steel Strike of 1919, including how the brutal conditions of the early 20th-century steel industry and the rise of militant, industry-wide organizing united workers across regions, and how, despite the failed strike, the events of 1919 remade the steel industry and influenced labor and politics for decades to come.

The event is free, but registration is required. 

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