The Developement of Labor Unions

  • The National Trades Union

    The first national union
  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    The steel workers in homestead, Pennsylvania struck against Carnegie Steel plant because the company reduced it wages. this became very violent when the company hired private police to protect strike breakers.
  • The International Workers of the World

    The International Workers of the World
    organized for unskilled workers & immigrantsin which advised one large national union that would use stikes to achieve goals as opposed to the more peaceful American Federation of Labor
  • Clayton Act

    Allowed picketing and limited the use of injunctions in labor disputes.
  • The National Labor Relations Act

    The National Labor Relations Act
    Protected the rights of workers to organize and elect representatives for collective bargaining.
  • AFL & CIO

    AFL & CIO
    The CIO (congress of Industrial organization) was formed by several AFL unions to promote unionism in industry