Striking workers at McKees Rocks, PA, 1909.
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Pressed Steel Car Company strikers gathered for a meeting.

Credit: Library and Archives Division, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa.

In 1909 more than 4,700 workers from a broad range of ethnic backgrounds went out on strike at the Pressed Steel Car Company in McKees Rock, PA. Like other labor actions during this era, the two-month strike was wracked by violence. A confrontation with the police left twelve dead, many injured, and ended poorly for workers.

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