52) Because the NGCU members could not the produce proof that the Scots were brought to the U.
When the NGCU brought suit against the Capitol builders for violation of the Foran Act, they sought legal protection for themselves, but also a showcase trial to benefit other organized workers; it was their final effort to reclaim some meaning and power from the Capitol building project.
The Foran Act's history would suggest that the NGCU had a strong case against the capitol builders for importing the Aberdoninan strikebreakers under contract.
The day George Berry and the Scots arrived at Castle Garden, NGCU representatives implored them not to go to Texas, and met with the U.
86) Nevertheless, the NGCU brought the case forward in Austin, and in July 1886 the U.