_ In 1892, the Carnegie Steel Company in Homestead, Pennsylvania discharged workers from the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers Union. A bloody confrontation ensued between the workers and the hired Pinkerton security guards, ultimately killing 16 people and causing many injuries. The subsequent strike lasted for over four months.
June 30, 1892_
Homestead Strike begins.
July 6, 1892_
A violent confrontation breaks out between steelworkers and Pinkerton guards
hired by the Carnegie Steel company.
July 12, 1892_
The Pennsylvania State Militia marches into Homestead.
_ The militia marched into Homestead, Congress held hearings in Homestead, thirty-three steel workers were charged with treason, and anarchist Alexander Birkman attempted to assassinate Carnegie Steel Company Chairman Henry Clay Frick.
July 12-14, 1892_
A committee of the US Congress holds hearings in Homestead.
July 23, 1892_
Anarchist Alexander Berkman attempts to assassinate Carnegie Chairman Henry Clay Frick.
September 30, 1892_
Thirty-three steelworkers are charged with treason.
_ Ultimately, the Amalgated Association union voted to end restrictions on working at the Carnegie Steel Company, leaving the union virtually destroyed. The strike inspired workers, but it highlighted how difficult it was for unions to challenge the combined power of corporations and the government.
October 21, 1892_
President of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers visits the Amalgamated Association.
November 21, 1892_
The Amalgamated Association votes to end its restrictions on working at the Carnegie Steel Company.
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