Youngstown Steel Strike

Youngstown was one of the hubs of the steel industry in 1916.
The mills hummed with activity as they tried to meet the demand from the war in Europe.
The steel unions had been crushed in the 1890's. The shantytown slums on the town outskirts were filled with recent immigrants from eastern Europe who were willing to work in those dangerous jobs with long hours and little pay.

It was a good time to be a capitalist.

Colorado Labor Wars: 1894 Cripple Creek Strike

Most people who know something about union history are familiar with the Ludlow Massacre in 1914, where the Baldwin Felts Detective Agency and the Colorado National Guard killed 18 people, mostly women and children.
What most people aren't familiar with is that the Ludlow Massacre was just one event in more than 30 years of bloody labor struggle in the mountains of Colorado.

Reprint from almost Prehistoric Times

first posted at Wimpy Badger in 2009. I'll use this as a test for future diaries.

The world, which began in 1950, was a nice enough place, consisting of rugs, drapes and the undersides of chairs. Shortly after that windows were invented along with ways to get up high enough to look out of them.