re: #256 Guanxi88
Yep. Strikes are a industrial game of brinkmanship. Hurt everyone’s income (including the local economy in general) and see who blinks first. And there is a long history of union-related violence especially in the coal and steel industries. (Ref: A Pinkerton spy is the hero of the Doyle story _The Valley of Fear_)
The gun-waving escalating to physical violence gives me a vibe of the proto-men in _2001_ howling at each other over use of the waterhole.