The Development of Labor Unions

By clarkag
  • The National Trade Union

    The first ever national union
  • Commonwealth vs. Hunt

    a Mass. ruled that unions were legal
  • Knights of Labor

    founded by Uriah stephens, had nine thousand members that included women, african americans and immigrant, both skilled and unskilled. They won several strikes but their influence declined after they were blamed for killing seven police officers
  • American Federation of Labor

    founded by Samule Gompers organized skilled workers by craft in which they fought for higher wages, shorter hours, and improved working conditions through collective bargaining
  • Haymarket Riots

    this is when McCormick Harvesters workers went on a strike which clashed with police, four strikers were killed
  • United Mine Workers

    this improved wages and working conditions of coal mine workers
  • The Homestead Strike

    This was a strike in homestead, Penn. aganist the Carnegie Steel plant that became violent when the company hired private police to protect the strike breakers and because of the outburst nine strikers and seven police officers were killed
  • American Railway Union

    this was founded by a railroad fireman Eugene V. Debs
  • Pullman Company

    manufactured sleeping and dining cars, the workers went on strike because their wages had been cut and in doing so the railroad workers didn't transport anything that was with pullman and when a judge told them to go back to work, which they refused to do, the president sent in federal troops and this violence went pubilc and the strikers and their president Eugene Debs went to jail
  • The International Workers of the World

    was orginanized for unskilled workers and immigrants, 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
  • Clayton Act

    this allowed picketint and limited the use of injunction in labor disputes
  • The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

    this was created by A. Philip Pandolph
  • National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)

    it protected the rights of workers to organize and elect representatives for collective bargaining
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    this established a minimum wage (twenty-five centa an hour) and time and a halfe for over forty hours of work a week
  • Fair Labor Act

    this was a amendment that prohibited child labor
  • Air Traffic Controllers

    this was when President Reagan fired 11,500 people for striking in violation of a no-strike clause in their contract
  • AFL and CIO

    a merge between two power industries