Jack led the strikers crossing back and forth in front of the only entrance to the steel mill, it has been 9 months since jack was able to ply is trade and he was eager to get back to work. He considered himself loyal to the company but when they wanted to force him to work 7 days a week and 12 hours a day for almost half the pay he made now he felt he had to take a stand. This was normal for companies in the earl 1900’s, but this was 1919, jack was a veteran from world war 1, if he learned anything from that war it was you had to fight for your brothers. And fight he did, Jack felt vindicated on supporting the strike; it wasn’t like he was asking for the world, just decent pay for hard work to feed his family.
A Martha and her daughter Cindy sit at the kitchen table making 150 cheese sandwiches for her husband and his fellow workers, they are walking the picket line in the cold November rain at the Carnegie steel company; she was going to meet up with the other girls