Steel company advertisement, "The Strike Has Failed. Go Back To Work," Pittsburgh Chronicle, October 6, 1919.
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Ad reads The Strike has failed. Go back to work.

Credit: Historical Society of Western Pa.

In 1919, the steel mills used bribery, threats and intimidation, and the press to break the strike. Asserting that the walk out had already failed, this advertisement, written in eight languages, associated union leadership with "aliens" and the "un-American teachings of radical strike agitators."

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