Of all the conflicts of human history, that between the haves and have-nots is the most enduring. The owners determined to keep the profit, the workers demanding a better wage. Both feel in the right. When negotiations are fruitless, each resort to force. Strikes. Strike-breakers. Broken heads. Broken bodies.
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More than a few countries experiences this, government generally siding with the owners. There have been cases of rebellions and revolutions. Alas unions haven't always been the solution, the dishonest ones all too often the problem. For owners and workers alike, the 20th was the century with the worst animosity between them.
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