The Colorado Coal Strike In The 1890's

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The factors that led the three groups for the strike were different in every situation. The miners went on strike because their pay roll were not that good or not that high for live life perfectly. Their working condition not that good, and they wanted their union recognized. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company also monopolizing them by having to buy good sold at stores run by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. In turn the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company also paid the teacher and doctors assigned to the camps. The women which is worked at Woolworth 's went on strike because their wages were to low, they also wanted their union recognized, and they also wanted their union recognized, and they wanted benefits as lunch, free uniform for work,…show more content…
The coal miners lived in camp just outside the mines that they worked in, and their wife and children lived in these camp with them. They lived in makeshift tents and huts that were not suited for any human being. "some families, particularly negro families, were forced to live in tiny squares no bigger than chicken coops". In 1890 the men formed the united state mineworkers of America to unite all workers together regardless of there race, or color, The Colorado Fuel and iron company had set up for the workers and their families. This is what in turn led them to strike families. This is what in turn les them to strike. The strike caused an array of events that just made things worse for the coal miners. Fighting and the murders of men on both sides of the strike caused the situation to escalate into much more than just a strike the Colorado Fuel and iron company gained the help of the governor of Colorado and had the national Guard brought in to force the mineworker 's back to work. The determination of cola mine workers was so strong that death and murder did not stop them from trying to reach their goal. This shows how badly they were being mistreated. The
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