AAISWAmalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (Pennsylvania)
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Tensions between the skilled and unskilled, native and foreign, the lodges of the AAISW and the Knights of Labor, were muted there in part because of complementary religious and political traditions.
Incursions against the power of the puddler led to the formation of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (AAISW) in 1881 and a series of conflicts between steel workers and steel makers over wage levels and the right to union representation.
Accordingly, when Andrew Carnegie attempted to reduce wages and bust the AAISW, Homestead workers responded with unusual aggressiveness in order to protect their cherished labor republic.