In 1894, Addams gave a speech to the Chicago Woman's Club and the Twentieth Century Club about the Pullman strike. The speech was not published until 18 years later, in the November 1912 Survey. In it, she draws comparisons between the key players in the strike, particularly George Pullman, and Shakespeare's dysfunctional royal family.
Addams' comments to striking girls about working conditions and labor organization. The strike, against the International Harvester Company, Deering Division, resulting in the shut down of the plant, putting 6,000 out of work. This is a portion of a longer article on the strike.
Addams discusses the labor situation in Chicago and argues that the Progressive Party will support the work of trade unions. This is one of a series of articles she prepared for the Central Press Association as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.