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Colorado Fuel and Iron Strike of 1959

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 11:15, last changed on 10/16/2020 - 11:15
In 1959 union members at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) in Pueblo participated in a nationwide strike for better job security. The strike led to a nationwide shortage of American-made steel, while the suspension of mining operations and steel production at CF&I caused Pueblo to...

Leadville Strike of 1880

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 10:49, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 15:56

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The Leadville strike of 1880 was the first major labor conflict in the central Colorado silver boomtown, shutting down most of the area’s mining district from May 26 to mid-June as miners pressed owners and managers for higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and more control over their working...

Leadville Strike of 1896–97

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 11:41, last changed on 09/21/2020 - 12:04
The Leadville strike of 1896–97 was a nine-month labor conflict pitting the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) against the owners of the district’s mines. The strike began in June 1896, when miners requested higher wages and were rejected, and reached a violent climax in September, when strikers...

Progressive Era in Colorado

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 15:30, last changed on 12/02/2020 - 01:07
The Progressive Era (1900–20) was a national period of social and political reform in which grassroots activists and their political allies sought the power of government and science to address pressing public problems. In Colorado, Progressives brought significant political and social changes to...
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