The national trades union was founded, the first union
National Labor Relations Act
(wagner Act) protected the rights of workers to organize and elect representitives for collective bargaining
Commonwealth v. Hunt
in Mass. unions were indeed legal
Knights Of Labor
Founded by Uriah Stephens in about ten years thei numbers grew almost to 10,000, including women. won several important strikes. popularity declined when accused of killing 7 police officers in haymarket square
Founded American Federation of labor
founded by Samuel Gompers, organized skilled workers by crafts fought for higher wagesshorter hours and better conditions with collective bargaining
United mine workers
miners formed a union to imporve conditions and wgaes for miners
Steel company hired a private police to protect the strike breakers conflict insued and left 16 dead.
American Railway Union
founded by Railroad Fireman Eugene Debs
Fair Labor Standards Act
established minimum wage (25 cents an hour) and time and a half for over forty hours of work a week.