Labor Rights Movements

By Vae.07
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
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    Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs organized the Pullman Strike in 1894, a nationwide protest that resulted in federal labor laws to protect workers. The strike brought the economy to a standstill and got President Cleveland to make Labor Day a national holiday.
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    Rose Schneiderman

    She was 16 years old in when she began working, Schneiderman helped organize an all-woman hat-makers union to demand equal pay and standard working hours. That was just the beginning of her lifelong advocacy for workers. She had been a big figure in many movements and Her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their conversations on labor issues led to Franklin Delano Roosevelent appointing Schneiderman to the National Labor Advisory Board.
  • conflict at the steel plant in homestead

    conflict at the steel plant in homestead
  • Labor day is passed as a holiday

    Labor day is passed as a holiday
    President Grover Cleveland signed the law that Congress passed designating the first Monday in September a holiday for workers. Labor unions pressed and activists sacrificed to gain recognition of both the contributions and the mistreatment of workers at the time.
  • Japanese agricultural workers

    Japanese agricultural workers
    In 1907 There was a lot of Japanese workers in agricultural jobs and because they were aware of their importance they would negotiate come harvest season to get paid a lot more, in 1907 they were the best paid workers in California agriculture. Despite this though they faced a lot of discrimination similar to those the Chinese had faced beforehand and as they lost more Japanese workers they started to get more Mexican ones. (it was a cycle of losing and replacing minorities tbh)
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    Larry Itliong

    Leader of AWOC (Agricultural Workers Organizational Committee) a primarily Filipino organization, He later worked alongside Cesar Chavezas assistant director of UFW
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    Cesar Chavez

    one of the co-founders of the united farmers association and a well known labor rights activist
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    Dolores Huerta

    co-founder of the United Farmers association with Cesar Chavez (she is still alive)
  • UFW was created

    UFW was created
  • Grape workers demand pay increase

    Grape workers demand pay increase
    In years Prior many unions and Organizations could get very little done, this year they had managed to negotiate their pay to be 1.35$ but after those fields were picked and they had to move on and try to re-negotiate the growers refused to pay them that much. They eventually agreed to the Idea of a major strike, asking for 1.40$ an hour and an extra 25 cents per box harvested along with recognition of their union. over 1000 workers walked off the job.
  • Cesar's Hunger Strike

    Cesar's Hunger Strike
    On February 15th Cesar Chavez had started a hunger strike, it lasted 25 days with a catholic mass nearby, and it was all as an attempt to stop the violence against strikers. During this time it got so much attention Robert F Kennedy had flew out to Delano multiple times. During the strike Chavez's life was in danger and he had lost 35 lbs.
  • Chavez "He showed us the way"

    Chavez "He showed us the way"
  • Chavez "Address to the California Communication Club"

    Chavez "Address to the California Communication Club"