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        Dreams Never Realized - The Strike of 1914-15 | Georgia Stories

        In 1914, 500 of the 1300 workers at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill went out on strike. Oscar Elsas established the mill. The textile mill's employees included farm families seeking a better life. Despite relatively high salaries and company housing, the 60-70 hour work weeks and repetitive labor disillusioned many employees. As former farmers, they were accustomed to more independence. They suffered from conditions that made it hard to breathe.

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