The Development of Labor Unions

  • The National Trade Unions

    First National Union was founded
  • The Homestead Strike

    Steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania struck aginist the Carnegie Steel Plant because the company had reduced wages. The Homestead Strike of 1892 became violent when the steel company hired private police to protect strike breakers. In the ensuing conformation, nine strikeers and seven police officers were killed.
  • The International Workers of the World

    The International Workers of the World (Wobblies), Which was organized in 1905 for unskilled workers and imigrants, advocated one large national union that would use strikes and sabotage to achieve its goals as opposed to the more peaceful American Federation of Labor
  • The Clayton ACt

    The clayton act, passed in 1914, allowed picketing and limited the use of injunctions in labor disputes
  • The National Labor Relations Act

    In 1935, the national Labor Relation Act (wagner ACt) protected the rights of workers to organize and elect representatives for collective bargaining. Also in this year, the CIO, Congress of industrial Organizations, was founded by several AFL unions to promise unionism in industry
  • AFL and CIO

    The afl and CIO merged in 1955