What business was the target of the Homestead strike in Pennsylvania?

The five-month Homestead strike was begun in July 1892 by workers at Andrew Carnegie’s steelworks in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

It began when Carnegie refused to recognize the workers’ right to negotiate as a union.

Steelworks manager Henry Clay Frick brought in 300 Pinkerton guards to break the strike, but the workers drove them off in a bloody day of fighting on July 6.

The strike was finally broken by 8,000 state militiamen sent in by the governor.

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