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        Red Metal: Chapter 2

        In this second segment of Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, learn how technological changes at the turn of the turn of the 20th century revolutionized labor practices, and understand how emerging unions responded. See especially how the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company advocated "scientific managemen" practices, altering traditional workplace relationships. In 1913, the Western Federation of Miners began unionizing workers in Michigan. After unsuccessfully asking Calumet & Hecla management to negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions, 14,000 men in three counties went on strike, completely shutting down the mines.

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