Homestead Strike Committee Chairman Hugh O'Donnell, circa 1892.
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Black and white image of Hugh O'Donnell.

Credit: Courtesy of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

In 1892, skilled steel roller Hugh O'Donnell led the striking Homestead workers. When the strike faltered, O'Donnell alienated himself from his co-workers by making conciliatory proposals to the company. After the strike, O'Donnell found himself blacklisted, despite his work to negotiate an end to the strike and the violence.

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