Labor Movement

Timeline created by rank
  • labor act law

    labor act law
    You can have immigrantes work for you up to a year contract.
  • Great railroad Strike

    Great railroad Strike
    They cut 10% of wages and that would eb the 2nd time cutting the wages in the past 8 months. Rail road workers were so angry and workers from all over the midwest were starting riots and Prestident Rutherford B. Hayes called in the army
  • Light bulb

    Light bulb
    The inventor Thomas Alva Edison (in the USA) experimented with thousands of different filaments to find just the right materials to glow well and be long-lasting. In 1879, Edison discovered that a carbon filament in an oxygen-free bulb glowed but did not burn up for 40 hours. Edison eventually produced a bulb that could glow for over 1500 hours.
  • brooklyn Bridge

    brooklyn Bridge
    The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
  • First skyscraper

    First skyscraper
    A ten-story building in Chicago is the world's first true "skyscraper."
  • Haymarket

    Haymarket
    huge riots in the srteets and fight braking out everywhere.
  • The Knight of Labor

    The Knight of Labor
    Organized all working men and women, skilled unskilled, into a singel union. From Farmers, factories, shopkeeper. 60,000 African american recruited.