Economic interests

During the second half of the 19th century, French glass factories were in crisis. The whole black glass lived an unprecedented slump. The demand fell due to the crisis of the phylloxera, a parasite from North America introduced in Europe since 1865, threatening to destroy the French vineyard. The national overproduction of bottles favored the constitution of very important stocks of unsold. Those of the Glass factory Sainte-Clotilde reached about 6 million collars. So the strike and the absence of production contributed to the selling of stocks. Rességuier was not concern the prices fall, without considering the economic earnings realized on the payment of salaries.

In the background of this strike of the glassworkers, there were also ideological and political stakes.
This last ones became a pretext to undo labor unions legitimizing by a wish of Rességuier to take all the necessary measures for the smooth running of the company to the detriment of the labor-union power.

Economic interests

During the second half of the 19th century, French glass factories were in crisis. The whole black glass lived an unprecedented slump. The demand fell due to the crisis of the phylloxera, a parasite from North America introduced in Europe since 1865, threatening to destroy the French vineyard. The national overproduction of bottles favored the constitution of very important stocks of unsold. Those of the Glass factory Sainte-Clotilde reached about 6 million collars. So the strike and the absence of production contributed to the selling of stocks. Rességuier was not concern the prices fall, without considering the economic earnings realized on the payment of salaries.

In the background of this strike of the glassworkers, there were also ideological and political stakes.
This last ones became a pretext to undo labor unions legitimizing by a wish of Rességuier to take all the necessary measures for the smooth running of the company to the detriment of the labor-union power.