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STRIKE THREATENED IN
Pittsburgh, Nov. 27. A great
strike is almost certain in the
monster plants ofthe steel trust
at Homestead, Braddock and
Rankin, unless the trust grants
the just demands of the men.
Armed guards are being thrown
around the plants. According to
the information in the hands of
the men, strikebreakers already
are being brought in.
The officials of the trust abso
lutely refuse tp discuss the-situation.
The trouble started, 'in the
Homestead plant. The trainmen
there were receiving 70 'cents a
-day less than the union trainmen
in other industrial plants..
The trainmen held a meeting,
and an executive committee cir
culated a petition asking the com
pany to consider the wage scale
and suggesting that the Home
stead trainmen get the same
wages as given the union train
men. The trust officials refused to
give the men any consideration.
And later they fired the members
of the executive committee who
signed the petition. . -
This led to a protest, and final
ly a calling out of all the Home
stead employes. Soon after, the
employes of the Bessemer works
at Braddoclc, who had the same
grievance, called out the Workers
Both at Braddock and Home
stead the men have offered to re
turn to work if the discharged
inert be reinstated or even if the
STEEL TRUST 1PLANTS '
company officials give one good
reason why they were fired.
The company officials refuse to
give any reasons, and refuse to re-,
instate the men, and refuse to dis
cuss the matter at all.
An executives meeting of the
employes was held in Pennsyl
vania hall Braddock, this after
noon, at which the men decided
to stand firm in their demands.
The trouble mayonly be the
beginning 6f a strike that will tie
up every great plant of the steel
trust. ' -
At the Homestead plant today,
only five engines out of 35 were
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