social studies timeline(Kelly Day)

  • Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

    Noble Order of the Knights of Labor
    This was organised by Phillidelphia garment workers in 1869. The 3 things that they fought for were the following: equal pay for equal work; aboltion of child labor; and an 8 hour work day. This was opened mostly to farmers and merchants.
  • How The Other Half Lives

    How The Other Half Lives
    In this story, it led you through the typical tenements of the poor. It explained how it was unsanitary and how no one wanted to live there. This took place in the New York slums during the 1880s.
  • Labor Day Holiday

    Labor Day Holiday
    Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. This also created the 8 hour work day. This started 1882 for all workers in American.
  • American Federation of Labor (AFL)

    American Federation of Labor (AFL)
    This was organised in 1886 and focused on better working conditions. It also focused on better pay and union labels on produced items. The AFL was craft oriented.
  • Hay Market Square Riot

    Hay Market Square Riot
    The Hay Market Square Riot was when workers in Chicago protested for an 8 hour day of work. Police had to come to break up the strike; it was that violent. 8 policemen died and 100's were injured.
  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    This was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history.
    It was a major defeat for the union.The strike was for all steel workers.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    The Pullman Strike occured during part of the great depression. People went crazy trying to get the owner of rental homes, George M. Pullman, to lower the rent. He refused, so workers went on strike. Union leaders got involved and were soon arrested. The strike collapsed.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    "The Jungle" was about how meat kitchens were unsanitary in many ways. The men you drop sausage on the floor, wash their hands in the meats' water, sell meat that has gone bad, rats would occasionally crawl all over the meat, and many more. This story described how unhealthy it wa to live in that time period.
  • The Coal Strike

    The Coal Strike
    This was the strike of mine workers in the coal fields on eastern pennsylvania. Theodore Roosevelt became involved and suspended the strike. Eventually the workers received more pay for less hours.
  • The Bitter Cry of Children

    The Bitter Cry of Children
    "The Bitter Cry of Children" was written in 1906 for the chldren exposed to the hardships of working in the coal mines. There was no child labor law, so these children had to work all day every day of the week. Many children would have back problems, get sick, get injuries, and occasionally die.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    This was a USA fderal law that provided federal inspection of meat products. If there was something wrong with the meat that was going to be sold to people, the would forbid the sale of the meat. The Jungle was an explanation of this type of problem.
  • Traingle Shirt Factory Fire

    Traingle Shirt Factory Fire
    146 people died while working in a factory on March 24, 1911. They had been working hard all of their lives and one night something just didn't go well. People in this factory today are still working more than they should.
  • Congress of Industrial Organization

    Congress of Industrial Organization
    It was part of the AFL until 1935. They broke away because they wanted to fight more against the industrial lines rather than the craft lines. The AFL and the Congress of Industrial Organization reintegrated in 1955.
  • The National Labor Relations Act

    The National Labor Relations Act
    This was an act passed to punish unfair labor practices. It was created on 1935 by the National Relations Board. It gave labor the right to organize things that are legally recognized.
  • GM Sit Down Strike

    GM Sit Down Strike
    This was a strike by General Motors employees that shut down plant operations in Michigan. The sit down strike brought the tactic of showing their effectiveness to the public. This is when the workers would remain in their workplace while on strike to stop all operations being conducted.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    This was the federal regulation of child labor achieved. They changed the amount of hours of work children should have. The age affected the amount of hours the person should do their job.
  • Steel Strike

    Steel Strike
    The strike was for the steelworkers of america against US steel workers. The steel companies sued to regain control of their facilties. The out come of the strike was getting a wage increase for less hours. It only lasted 53 days.
  • Major League Baseball Strike

    Major League Baseball Strike
    The baseball strike was about baseball players demanding more money. Baseball resumed when the owners and players agreed on a $500,00 increase in pension fun payments. They missed 86 games.
  • New York City Transit Strike

    New York City Transit Strike
    This strike was a strike in NYC. The strike began at 3:00 am on December 20, 2005. Millions of commuters were affected.