RARA-AVIS: Re: The Pinkertons of Yore

From: Gerry Adams (gerry@adams-pi.com)
Date: 25 Mar 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > But were strikes illegal when the Pinkertons were breaking them?
    > mrt

    Strikes were labor disputes like we have today, but new to business and government. Strikebreaking, was head thumping, strong arming, threats, and harassment (an occasional killing). Labor disputes became even more violent with anarchists' retaliation to strikebreaking.

    The methods used became "strikebreaking". See Molly Maguires

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