The Pullman Palace Car Company Manufactured Railroad Cards

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The Pullman Palace Car Company manufactured railroad cards. The workers were not part of a union and lived in the town of Pullman where the company controlled the rent, utilities, and politics. Due to a poor economy, the Pullman Palace Car Company laid off many employees and cut wages for those remaining by 25% and didn’t lower the costs in the town of Pullman. The ARU came on board and made numerous attempts to negotiate with the company and none were successful. I agree with the workers striking considering they were in a lose-lose situation with their employer controlling their entire life – not only their employment but their living conditions. The company had no reason to want to deal with them because they controlled everything.
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