Labor Movements

  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
  • Atlantas washerwomen strike

    Atlantas  washerwomen strike
    In the summer of 1881 a group of African american women were being underpaid and undervalued and they were fed up. They began to strike and refused to work unless paid more and given more respect.
  • Peter J. McGuire

    Peter J. McGuire
    Was called the "father" of Labor Day and May Day who championed the need for a national labor federation.
  • The battle of cripple creek

    The battle of cripple creek
    Miners went on strike for five-months. the workers around started looking around the country for jobs The workers went into mines to be come miners and this caused a lowering of wages because of many people their were.
  • Mckees rock strike

    Mckees rock strike
    the Mckees rock strike was when workers received less pay than normal and then 40 rivers to not work for the company unless they the rates that they were told. when they turned back to the jobs a week later they were fired.
  • William Green

    William Green
    William Green was state senator and won the passage in 1911 of a model Workmen's Compensation Act. He made sure bills to limit the hours of women wage earners, establish a 1 percent income tax.
  • Joe Hill

    Joe Hill
    Joe Hill was organizing workers under the IWW banner, writing political songs and satirical poems, and making speeches.
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    Samuel Gompers Founded the American Federation of Labor and severed as it president for about forty years, between 1886 and 1924.
  • A. Philip Randolph

    A. Philip Randolph
    Organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and fought discrimination in national defense.
  • César Estrada Chávez

    César Estrada Chávez
    Cesar was an organizer of migrant American farm workers and co founder Dolores Huerta they led the first successful farm workers union in American history.
  • The great postal strike of 1970

    The great postal strike of 1970
    On march 18 1970 was the first mass work stoppage of the postal service. With a walkout of mail carriers in Manhattan and Brooklyn people were demanding better wage.
  • Address to the California commonwealth club, Cesar Chavez

    Address to the California commonwealth club, Cesar Chavez