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   Henry Clay Frick and the Carnegie Steel Company

Page entitled : Steering Carnegie Steel towards the Homestead strike

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How Henry C. Frick gave a corporate mind to the Carnegie Steel Company and how the renegotiation of the Abbott contract led to the Homestead strike

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... Abbott’s surrender on behalf of Carnegie, Phipps & Company in 1889 had left the Homestead Works virtually under control of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers of America. This situation and the disastrous impact it had on the plant’s productivity pushed [Andrew] Carnegie to discharge Abbott and favor the tough anti-unionist Henry Clay Frick  ...

 

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