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Strikebreaking and the Labor Market in the United States, 1881-1894
The Journal of Economic History (1998)
  • Joshua L. Rosenbloom, University of Kansas
Abstract
Using data from a sample of over 2,000 individual strikes in the United States from 1881 to 1894 this article examines geographic, industrial, and temporal variations in the use of strikebreakers and the sources from which they were recruited. The use of strikebreakers was not correlated with the business cycle and did not vary appreciably by region or city size, but employers located outside the Northeast or in smaller cities were more likely to use replacement workers recruited from other places. The use of strikebreakers also varied considerably across industries, and was affected by union authorization and strike size.
Publication Date
March, 1998
Citation Information
Joshua L. Rosenbloom. "Strikebreaking and the Labor Market in the United States, 1881-1894" The Journal of Economic History Vol. 58 Iss. 1 (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joshua_rosenbloom/18/