the development of labor unions

  • the national trades union

    the national trades union
    the first national unit
  • commonwealth v. hunt

    commonwealth v. hunt
    massechusetts court ruled that unions were disputes
  • knights of labor

    knights of labor
    won several important strikes but their influence declined after they were blamed for killing 7 police officers who attempted to break up a meeting in Haymark Square, Chicago
  • american federation of labor

    american federation of labor
    organized skilled workers by crafts. improved working conditions through collective bargaining
  • Haymarket riots

    Haymarket riots
    striking McCormick Harvestor Workers clashed with police, 4 strikers were killed
  • united mine workers

    united mine workers
    improve wages and working conditions of coal mine workers
  • the home stead strike

    the home stead strike
    steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania struck against the Carnegie Steel plant because the company had reduced wadges
  • american railway union

    american railway union
    railroad fireman Eugene V. Debs
  • pullman company

    pullman company
    manufactured sleeping and dining cars, went on strike because their wages had been cut
  • the internalional workers of the world

    the internalional workers of the world
    unskiled 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

    Clayton act
    allowed picketing and limited the use of injunctions in labor disputes
  • the brotherhood of sleeping car porters

    the brotherhood of sleeping car porters
    Philip Randolph created it
  • national labor relations act

    national labor relations act
    (wagner act) protected the rights of workers to organize and elect representatives for collective bargaining.
  • fair labor standards act

    fair labor standards act
    established a minimum wage (25 cents an hour) and time and a half for over 40 hours of work a week
  • fair labor act

    fair labor act
    prohibited child labor

  • air traffic controllers

    air traffic controllers
    striking in violation of a no-strike clause in their contract (ronald reagan fired)