Unions were a powerful force in the steel industry. Most hourly workers were members of a union, adding to the influence of the union. Strikes were the union’s last resort when it came to negotiations but they forced massive changes in terms of pay, safety measures, and other benefits.
This influence changed the role of workers, the demand for US steel and shaped the future of the steel industry.
“Steelworkers on Strike” takes a look at the strikes that shaped the Western New York steel industry; including everything from small local strikes to strikes that were nationwide.
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