John's Timeline

Timeline created by John Hahn
  • Building a New Nation

    Building a New Nation
    Slaves from Africa first imported to colonies
  • Building a New Nation

    Building a New Nation
    First slavery codes begin trend of making African servants slaves for life
  • Struggles for Freedom

    Struggles for Freedom
    Slave importation prohibited
  • Struggles for Freedom

    Struggles for Freedom
    13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishes slavery
  • Origins of Today's Union Movement

    Origins of Today's Union Movement
    National Labor Union founded
  • Origins of Today's Union Movement

    Origins of Today's Union Movement
    American Federation of Labor founded
  • The Progressive Era

    The Progressive Era
    Women’s Trade Union League formed at AFL convention
  • The Progressive Era

    The Progressive Era
    United States enters World War I
  • Repression and Depression

    Repression and Depression
    19th Amendment to the Constitution gives women the right to vote
  • Repression and Depression

    Repression and Depression
    President Franklin Roosevelt proposes New Deal programs to Congress
  • Democratizing America

    Democratizing America
    Upsurge in strikes, including national textile strike, which fails
  • Democratizing America

    Democratizing America
    U.S. troops enter combat in World Wal II National War Labor Board created with union members
  • The Fight for Economic and Social Justice

    The Fight for Economic and Social Justice
    Largest strike wave in U.S. history
  • The Fight for Economic and Social Justice

    The Fight for Economic and Social Justice
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., during sanitation workers' strike
  • Progress and New Challenges

    Progress and New Challenges
    Occupational Safety and Health Act passed
  • Progress and New Challenges

    Progress and New Challenges
    Organizing Institute created
  • Recent Times: 2000-2010

    Recent Times: 2000-2010
    (March) The National Labor College (NLC) receives full accreditation from the Middle State Higher Education Commission, enabling it to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
    (June) The Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) celebrates its 30th anniversary.
    (November) As part of the election year get-out-the-vote effort, some 225,000 union volunteers knock on millions of doors, make 10 million phone calls, and distribute 32 million leaflets.
  • Recent Times: 2000-2010

    Recent Times: 2000-2010
    (June) The AFL-CIO hosts the “Next Up” Young Workers Summit in Washington, D.C., and establishes a national youth mobilization effort as a top priority.
    (October) The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) leaves Change to Win and rejoins the AFL-CIO.