Labor studies union education

The development of labor unions

  • The national trades union

    The national trades union
    the first national union.
  • commonweatlh vs. hunt

    commonweatlh vs. hunt
    a massachusetts court ruled that umions were legal.
  • knights of labor

    knights of labor
    the first major union was founded by uriah stephens, a philadelphia tailer. its membership of nine thousand womenafrican americans, immigrants, both skilled and unskilled.
  • american federation of labor

    american federation of labor
    founded by samuel gompers, organized skilled workers by crafts. they fought for higher wages, shorter hours, and improved woring conditions through collective bargaining.
  • the homestead strike

    the homestead strike
    steel workers in homestead, pennslyvania struck against the carnegie steel plant because the company had reduced wages, it became violent when the steel company hired private police to protect strike breakers.
  • pullman company

    pullman company
    manufactured sleeping and dining cars, went on strike because their wages had been cut. acting out of sympathy for the pullmen workers, conductors and engineers of the american railway union refused to handle trains with pullmen cars attached. a federal judge ordered the strikers back to work and when they refused, president grover cleveland sent in federal troops. the ensuing violence turned public opinion against the strikers, and their president, eugene debs, was jailed.
  • the international workers of the world

    the international workers of the world
    for unskilled workers and immigrants, advocated one large national union that would use strikes and sabotage to achieve its goals as oppesed to more peaceful american federation of labor.
  • clayton act

    clayton act
    allowed picketing and limited the use of of injunctions in labor disputes
  • national labor relations act

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

    fair labor standards act
    established a minimum wage (25cent an hour) and time and a half for over time!
  • fair labor act

    fair labor act
    an amendment to the fair labor actprohibited child labor
  • AFL and CIO

    AFL and CIO
    the ALF and CIO merged