George Pullman was an American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car and founded a company town, Pullman, for the workers who manufactured it.
When the demand for manufacturing dropped, Pullman cut jobs, lowered wages, and increased working hours as a way to maintain his profits. Although, he did not lower the price of rent and supplies in his town. As a result of such harsh treatment, his workers went on strike. In the end, Pullman was forced out of ownership of the town by The Supreme Court of Illinois.