TIL of George Pullman, a 19th century industrialist who built a company town adjacent to his factory, established behavioral standards that workers had to meet to live in the area, and charged them high rents, even as wages decreased.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman,_Chicago

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  1. And he was a major motivator for the pissed off employees to ban together and form a UNION! Neither Unions nor Corporations are perfect, you only get out of them what you put into them – but if you don’t have a Union, it’s the Company against YOU by yourself!

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