Labor Unions and Strikes

By KoserA
  • American Federation of Labor Formed

    American Federation of Labor Formed
    It focused on better working condtions. There was better pay. There was Union labor on produced items. Also there was craft oriented.
  • Noble Order of the Knight of Labor

    Noble Order of the Knight of Labor
    It was organized by philadelphia garment workers in 1869. It opened to farmers, merchants and wage earners. It's objectives was the fallowing: Equal Day for equal work, Abolition of child labor, and 8 hour work day.
  • Haymarket Square Riot

    Haymarket Square Riot
    Workers in Chicago march for an 8 hr day- protest McComick Harvesting machine. Police come to break up strike. Anarchists (antii-govt) blamed for violence. 8 policeman died, 100s where injured. Public saw Unions and anarchists as a problem.
  • How The Other Half Lives

    How The Other Half Lives
    It is about how poor people live. In the story it tells you that was not much light at all and they couldn't see what they were walking on. Their houses are really close together and their not that big.
  • Homestead strike

    Homestead strike
    An industrial lockout and strike that began in1892, culminating in a battle between strikes and private security agents on July 6, 1892. It was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history. The dispute occurred at the Homestead Steel Works in the Pittsburgharea town of Homestead, Pennsylavania, between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Carmegie Steel Company.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    Rents high, and in 1893 wages slashed due to the Panic of 1893 (depression), but Pullman refused to lower rents. Workers went on strike, led by Eugene V. Debs, within days thousands of railroad workers in 27 states/ territories went on strike = no transportation from Chicago to West Coast. Union leaders (Eugene V. Debs) were arrested and imprisoned. The strike collapsed.
  • Labor Day Holiday Created

    Labor Day Holiday Created
    Labor Day was created by peter J. Mcbuire and Matthew Maguire. The purpose of labor day was to celebrate "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandur we behold". It was first celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.
  • The Coal Strike

    The Coal Strike
    Strike by the Untied Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to all major cities. President Roosevelt became invloved and set up a factfinding commission that suspended the strike. It was the first labor episode in which the federal government intervened as a neutral arbitrator.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The story "The Jungle" by muckraker Upton Sinclair was written to expose labor abuses in the meat packing industry. It was about how the meat factory treated their meat. This was led to the Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act.
  • The Bitter Cry of Children

    The Bitter Cry of Children
    This story was about how young kids worked in Coal Mines. It said that some of the kids didn't even see anyone else, they were just by themselves the whole day. The kids didn't even get paid alot because they were liitle
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    United States federal law that provided federal insperction of meat products . They forbade the manufacture, sale or ransportation of adulterated food products and poisonus patent medicines. The original Pure Food and Drug Act was amended in 1912, 1913, and 1923
  • Triangle Shrit Fire

    Triangle Shrit Fire
    The Fire started at the 8th floor of a garmet factory. Woman jumped out of the window from the buildings on th 8th, 9th, and 10th floor. The fire lasted 18 minutes long and killed 146 workers. Most of those workers where between 16 and 23.
  • Congress of Industrial Organized Formed

    Congress of Industrial Organized Formed
    It was part of the AFL until 1935. It broke away it advocated organization along industrial lines rater than craft lines. Finally reintegrated into AFl in 1955.
  • The National Labor Relations Act passed

    The National Labor Relations Act passed
    It was a pro labor. It was a labor's right to organize legally recognized. It had a power to punish unfair labor practices.
  • GM Sit-Down Strike

    GM Sit-Down Strike
    Strike by General Motors employees that shut down plant operations in Flint, Michigan. The Action against GM brought the tactic of Sit-Down strikes and their effectiveness to the attention of the general public. President franklin D. Roosevelt pressured GM's mangement to talk wih the leaders of the UAW and finda way to the strike.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    It was a Federal regulation of child labor. For the first time, minimum ages of employment and hours of work for childern are regulated by federal law. Those affected by the act were mostly white males (39 percent), compared with only 14 percent of women.
  • Steel Strike

    Steel Strike
    Strike by Unties Steelworkers of America against U.S Steel and nine other steelmakers. The steel companies sued to regain control of their facilities. On June 2, 1952, in a landmarkd decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Youngstown Sheet and tube Co. v. Sawyer vs. U.S (1952), that the president lacked the authority to seize the steel mills. The strike lasted 53 days, and ended on July 24, 1952.
  • Major League Baseball Strike

    Major League Baseball Strike
    The baseball strike was the first players' strike in Major League Baseball history. Baseball resumed when the owners and players agreed on a 500,000 increase in pension fund payments and to add salary arbitration to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The 86 games that were missed over the 13-day period weren't played because the league refused to pay the players for the time they were on strike.
  • New York City Transit Strike

    New York City Transit Strike
    The strike was a strike in New York City called by the Transport Workers Union Local 100. Negotiations for a new contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority broke down over retirement, pension, and wage increases. Millions of commuters were affected. The strike ended at 2:35 p.m on December 22, 2005