owners cutting worker wages, strikebreaker coming in, and the violence
WHAT! AGAIN, I HAVE A FAMILY AT HOME TO FEED!
I'm cutting your wages.
I'm cutting your wages. If you don't like it, then you can quit i have many people waiting to take your job
We're going on strike until we get a raise.
THAT WILL TEACH YOU NOT TO TRY TO STEAL MY JOB
During this time period, owners were making many pay cuts. One company had even cut their workers wages three different times.
The workers either had to take the pay cut or they had to look for a new job. Back then if you were a common man that have no special skills, then there was ten guys behind you willing to take your job from you.
How did this happen?
This crazy striker stabbed me!
The pay cut angered many workers, which in result they went on strike to try and prove a point to the owners of big companies.
The companies would hire people to take the place of the workers who went on strike. This would anger the workers even more and many of them got violent to those who were trying to take their jobs.
HELP! SOMEONE! HE'S GONNA KILL HIM
The Militia would be called out to break up the fight and end the violence because it was getting so bad.
In the end, there is normally millions of damage, many people injured, and in some cases people were killed.