History of Labor

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In History
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    This amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. The only exception is if they are punished (imprisoned).
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    Workers in the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel struck the Carnegie Steel Company at Homestead to protest a possible wage cut. Nine strikers and seven Pinkerton were killed in his violent riot. The Homestead strike was a total defeat for the workers and unionism.
  • Steel Strike of 1959

    Steel Strike of 1959
    This strike consisted of about 500,000 workers. It lasted for 116 days which held the record up until the strike of 1986. It ended after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Taft-Hartley Act.