Bell’s cousin who remembers how Bell would work the 12 hour shift in Donara
mill, come home and pound the type writer til four in the morning, sleep a
couple of hours and then go back to the mill.
steel mill in Braddock.
helps to organize the SWOC at the huge Edgar Thomson factory facility of the
the early 30s, was president of the Braddock local of the Amalgamated
Association of iron, steel, and tin workers and then a member of both the
Employee Representatives at Edgar Thompson and the SWOC the states that the
novel’s documentary materials concerning passed by Smolinski to Bell.
and Elena’s first daughter. Marries Mike Doberjcak.
husband. George Kracha’s brother-in-law who works as a cook at the White Haven
life version of Mr. Flack
province where the village of Tvarosc is located. Dubik and Mike Dobrejcak are
epithet referring to Slovaks of the steel towns
Bell’s given name. Born in Braddock on March 7, 1903, the son of Michael and
where Dubik lived. A lot of Slovaks from Sarisa lived there. Located in
Braddock. Where all types of immigrants first lived where they arrived to the
son of a carpenter from Dubik’s village in Tvarsoc in Sarisa. He came to
Braddock and boarded with Dorta and John. Marrie Kracha’s first daughter, Mary.
Father of Johhny “Dobie” Dobrejcak.
to the northeast of Kracha’s own Abavuska. Hometown of Zuska and her husband
life counterpart of the Character George Kracha.
Slovak themed newspaper that interviewed Thomas Bell in 1946.
Becomes Kracha’s mistress and eventually marries him after she becomes
pregnant. She steals from him and flees after he drunkenly beats her.
superintendent of Braddock mill.
Representation Plans. After the NIRA is passed which includes a section giving
workers the right to choose their own collective barganing agent. In response,
the companies create their own “union” called the E.R.P. Dobie and others sign
men up for the Amalgamated, a true workers’ union.
child of Mike and Mary Dobrejcak.
in the Slovakian (Austro-hungarian) province of Sarisa. Joe Dubik and Mike
Dobrejcak are from this village.
superintendent of the Carnegie steel mill in Braddock. Was fatally injured in
an accident at the mill when iron splashed over him during a tapping of a
equipment used to mass-produce steel from molten pig-iron.
best friend. He dies in a fire in furnace H caused by the steel company’s
negligence. Husband of Dorta.