Strikes in History Amber Lasher

By blah293
  • Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

    Noble Order of the Knights of Labor
    Opened to farmers, merchants, and wage earners. Organized by Philadelphia garment workers in 1869. Objectives: egual pay for equal work, abolition of child labor, and 8 hour work day.
  • Labor Day Holiday

    Labor Day Holiday
    Created in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. Through the years the nation gaive emphasis to Labor Day. First to become a law in
  • AFL

    Focused on better working conditions. Organized in 1886. Better pay. Union labor on produced items. Craft oriented.
  • Haymarket Square Riot

    Haymarket Square Riot
    Workers in Chicago march for a 8 hour day- protest McComick Harvesting machine. Police came to break up strike. Anarchists blamed for violence. 8 policemen died, hundreds injured. Public saw unions and anarchists as problem.
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    About New York City slums during 1880. It describes about the working conditions. Also describes about how bad the workers look.
  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    An industrial lockout out and strike. Battle between strikers and private security agents.One of the most serious disputes in US labor history.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    George M. Pullman had high rents so people striked. Wages were slashed because ot the Panic of 1893. Thousands of railroad workers went on strike. No transportation from Chicago to West Coast.
  • The Coal Strike

    The Coal Strike
    Strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern PA. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to al major cities. President Theodore Roosevelt became involved and set up a fact- finding commission that suspended the strike.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    This is about the horrible working conditions in a meat house. Describes, in very full detail, about what is on the floors and where the men put dead or injured cows. Also where they put the meat.
  • The Bitter Cry of Children

    The Bitter Cry of Children
    This expose hardships suffered by child laborers, such as the coal miners. It's about exposing the labor the children had to do in coal mine. It also describes the working conditions the children had to be in for 24/7
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    United States federal law aloud federal inspection of meat products and forbade it to travel to anywhere if it was bad. Prohibited workers for sending adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines.
  • Triangle Shirt Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirt Factory Fire
    Young girls died in it. None of the girls escaped the fire. There were only 27 buckets filled with water, which did nit help.
  • Congress of Industrial Organization

    Congress of Industrial Organization
    Was apart of AFL, but broke away because it advocated organization along industrial lines rather than craft lines. Finally reintegrated in AFL in 1955.
  • The National Labor Relations Act

    The National Labor Relations Act
    Pro Labor. Labor's right to organize legally reconized. National Labor Relations Board created. Power to punish unfair labor practices.
  • GM Sit-down Strike

    GM Sit-down Strike
    Strike my General Motors employees that shut down plant operations in Flint, Michigan, and other cites from December 10, 1936- February 11, 137
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    Minimum ages of employment and hours of work for children are regulated by federal law. Federal regulation of child labor achieved.
  • Steel Strike

    Steel Strike
    Strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers. The strike was scheduled to begin on April 9, 1952, but President Harry S. Truman nationalized the American steel industry hours before the workers walked out.
  • Major League Baseball Strike

    Major League Baseball Strike
    The 1972 baseball strike was first players' strike in Major League Baseball history. The strike occured from April 1, 1972 to April 13, 1972. 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.
  • New York City Transit Strike

    New York City Transit Strike
    Called by the Transport Workers Union Local100 (TWO). Negotiations for a new contract with the MTA over retirement, pension, and wage increase. It began at 3:00 am on December 20, 2005.