1 Everything went, during the strike, and the packers paid.
2 Negotiations were going on, and the yards were full of talk of a strike.
3 But then the cold began to strike through his clothes, and he started quickly away.
4 "I came to see if maybe you could get me a place during the strike," the other replied.
5 Jurgis would receive five dollars a day during the strike, and twenty-five a week after it was settled.
6 The people of Packingtown had borne about all that they would bear, and it looked as if a strike might begin any week.
7 In the end it was decided that Jurgis should go downtown to strike out for himself, and they would decide after he got a job.
8 All this was in June; and before long the question was submitted to a referendum in the unions, and the decision was for a strike.
9 A new union was the result of this outburst, but the impromptu strike went to pieces in three days, owing to the rush of new labor.
10 Your hands are slippery, and your knife is slippery, and you are toiling like mad, when somebody happens to speak to you, or you strike a bone.
11 Take my word for it, the strike will be over in a few days, and the men will be beaten; and meantime what you can get out of it will belong to you.
12 They made an offer to submit the whole question at issue to arbitration; and at the end of ten days the unions accepted it, and the strike was called off.
13 Yet ten years before, when there were no unions in Packingtown, there was a strike, and national troops had to be called, and there were pitched battles fought at night, by the light of blazing freight trains.
14 They were wanted to break a strike, and when it was broken they would be shipped away, and their present masters would never see them again; and so whisky and women were brought in by the carload and sold to them, and hell was let loose in the yards.
15 Men who had already got to work on the killing beds dropped their tools and joined them; some galloped here and there on horseback, shouting the tidings, and within half an hour the whole of Packingtown was on strike again, and beside itself with fury.
16 And meantime, agents of the packers were gathering gangs of Negroes in the country districts of the far South, promising them five dollars a day and board, and being careful not to mention there was a strike; already carloads of them were on the way, with special rates from the railroads, and all traffic ordered out of the way.
17 People said that old man Durham himself was responsible for these immigrations; he had sworn that he would fix the people of Packingtown so that they would never again call a strike on him, and so he had sent his agents into every city and village in Europe to spread the tale of the chances of work and high wages at the stockyards.
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