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For a moment in time…Mineral Pigment Strike Oct. 19, 1973

19 Oct

For a moment in time, these members of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Local 12328 felt in control of their lives, October 19, 1973.

The workers had been on strike for about two weeks, They learned of plans to drive a truckload of pigment for steel, produced by management during the strike, out of the plant.

The plant is located near US. Route 1 and Muirkirk Road near Beltsville, MD and is still in operation today, although it has been bought and sold several times. Steelworkers Local 12328 has merged with other Steelworker union locals.

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