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Unformatted text preview: E • In 1894 — Strike in Chicago against the Pullman Company (manufacturer of passenger railroad cars). Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden and Oscar Neebe • Four (Parsons, Spies, Engle, Fischer) were found guilty by the State of Illinois and hanged on November 11, 1887. ______________ • In Paris in 1889, the International Working Men's Association • Pullman workers’ long list of grievances: Recent wage cuts. Forced to live in company‐owned “Pullman Town.” Rents were 2X those in neighboring areas. Water and gas 4X that of elsewhere. Newspaper editor and church preacher hired by Pullman himself. (the First International) declared May 1st an international working‐class holiday in commemoration of Haymarket martyrs. • Strike supported by American Railway Union (ARU) — agreed to sidetrack any trains • Workers around the world commemorate May Day with marches, • Pullman transferred mail to Pullman cars to encou...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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